Art and Design: Fine Art A and AS level at Bentley Wood High School
Is Art and Design the subject for you?
Yes, if you wish to study art, craft and design at a higher level usually at Art College or are looking to take up careers for which an art background is relevant. For example careers in advertising, publishing, architecture, design, fashion design, textiles, museums, theatre or education. Fine Art is also suitable for students who have an interest and an aptitude for the subject but do not intend to study it further. The skills developed within this subject are highly transferable and will tell future Universities and employers that you are a creative thinker and a versatile worker.
The main purpose of any course in art, craft and design is to develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and to respond in a personal and creative way. The skills you will develop will be varied. Among them, you will develop a working knowledge of materials, practices and technology in one or more of your ideas and feelings using art, craft and design.
Methods of study:
- Intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers.
- Investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills, aesthetic understanding and critical judgment.
- Independence of mind in relation to developing your own ideas, refining your ideas, intentions and personal outcomes.
- Experience of working with a broad range of media, including traditional and new technologies.
- Knowledge and understanding and application of art, craft and design and media and technologies in contemporary and past societies and cultures.
The general minimum entry requirements to study four AS courses are six GCSEs at C or above, including grade 5+ in English Language and Mathematics.
- portfolio of observational drawings
AS qualification will not count towards the final grade of an A Level and will be a separate qualification in its own right (Linear).
- Designers work on products ranging from clothes to cars, kitchen appliances, magazines and mobile phones, making sure that they are visually attractive, functional and, where possible, environmentally friendly.
- Artists produce paintings, sculpture and other pieces that decorate homes and public spaces.
- Craftspeople, such as engravers, picture framers and model makers, produce products using traditional techniques or innovative ideas and materials
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bentley Wood High School directly.