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Key Stage 5 - Art & Design

This course enables students to learn techniques and develop personal ideas into finished pieces alongside study of the work of famous artists for inspiration.

Students attend 5 hours of guided learning per week.

Who is the course for? The course is for anyone who would like to continue to develop their art and design skills and knowledge.  The fine art course is broad based and gives you the opportunity of working in a wide variety of media, including collage and mixed media, as well as the more traditional painting and drawing media. You will be encouraged to develop your creativity based on solid basic skills such as observational drawing.  During the course you will produce a Personal Study. This will be presented in both written and visual form and will be based on an art and design theme which is preferably related to the coursework. The theme of the study could be historical, philosophical, technical or psychological.

In the second year of the course you will develop skills and start to do longer projects which will allow you to develop your ideas more fully and produce more finished pieces. Your coursework will develop one aspect of your first year’s work in a more personal and creative way. Throughout the course the emphasis will be on developing your creativity and research skills and your appreciation of art and design.

AS pathway- Duration 1/2 year course

Component 1 - Course Portfolio:  You are required to produce a portfolio of work for this unit. This will include work from direct observations, analysis of your own work and the work of others in contemporary, historical and cultural contexts. Investigations using a variety of media and scale leading to a personal, well researched final outcome. This can continue until just before the controlled assignment.  -  Weighting: 50%

Component 2 - Controlled Assignment: -

From an early release paper you will choose one starting point. During the initial planning and preparation stage you will demonstrate an ability to record, plan and develop ideas and complete a final response under controlled conditions in 10 hours.  All units will be marked by your tutors and an external examiner.  - Weighting - 50%

A2 pathway-Duration 1/2 year course

YEAR ONE/ TWO : Component 1 - Course Portfolio:  You are required to produce a portfolio of work for this unit. This will include work from direct observations, analysis of your own work and the work of others in contemporary, historical and cultural contexts. Investigations using a variety of media and scale leading to a personal, well researched final outcome. This can continue until just before the controlled assignment.  -  Weighting: 60%

YEAR TWO

Personal essay:  For this unit you are required to use personal starting point(s) to produce a major project that shows you working through a range of art and design experiences. You will include a personal study, related to your coursework theme, of between 1000 and 3000 words.

Component 2 - Controlled Assignment: - From an early release paper you will choose one starting point. During the initial planning and preparation stage you will demonstrate an ability to record, plan and develop ideas and complete a final response under controlled conditions in 15 hours.  All units will be marked by your tutors and an external examiner.  - Weighting - 40%

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Students should have achieved a grade B at GCSE Art to study towards A level.

PROGRESSION; Many students apply to and are offered places at university to study higher-level courses in art and design.

More Information:

YEAR12 PRT1 ART & DESIGN

YEAR12 PRT 2 ART & DESIGN

YEAR13 ART & DESIGN