A-Level Art, Craft and Design

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


Grade 5 or above if studied at GCSE.

CONTENT OF COURSE

Students who will be suited to this course will be creative, open-minded and inspiring and will have an enthusiasm for the subject. They will need to have an awareness of their natural environment and an ability to analyse works of art.

Component 1: Personal investigation 60%
Component 2: Externally set assignment 40%: 15 hours of supervised time plus preparatory period.

 EXAMINATIONS AND ASSESSMENTSThe examination will be taken at the end of the two year course in the Spring term.  Each component has a weighting towards the final grade.

SKILLS, LINKS AND PROGRESSION

This course will enable students to progress to foundation art courses or gain direct entry onto degree courses in art, design, architecture and photography.
Potential career areas from this subject include advertising, graphics, fashion, film and television, interior design, product design, and stage design.
Students in this subject need to have a high degree of self-motivation, independent thought, confidence in their own ability as artists and, most importantly the will to succeed.