ART & DESIGN
Examining Body -
Grade 6 in Fine Art
or Grade 6 in Art & Design
The department will offer an A Level Art & Design course where
students will be entered for the A Level exam in Year 13.
The primary aim of the course is to enhance students’ skills
and thereby enable them to develop more independent ways
of working. As a means of support, students are provided with
clear structure and time lines but creativity and ownership
of ideas is encouraged. The course explores a wide variety
of media with a focus on drawing and painting and the use
of photography. Students will also have the opportunity to develop
their work in other areas whichmay include printmaking, textiles,
illustration, sculpture or ceramics. The size of A Level groups
ranges between 10-16 students. All groups are taught by
the Subject Leader plus one other member of staff.
The course is structured around themed projects with emphasis
on research into resource material, analysing their own
and others’ work, observational drawing, experiments with
media and developing technical skills. All projects include
integral historical, critical and contextual studies. All students
will have the opportunity to visit museums and galleries.
Careers guidance is considered to be an integral part of the
department’s work. The vast majority of students progress to
Art Foundation Courses and then onto higher education in
a wide variety of fields including Fine Art, Fashion, Illustration,
Graphic and TextileDesign, Television and TheatreDesign,
Architecture, Interior and Industrial Design, as well as Art Education.
varies with location
depending on size
- comprised of two components:
Art & Design Personal Investigation
of A Level mark
Art & Design
of A Level mark
Externally Set Assignment
Includes 15 hours of supervised time
Develop ideas through sustained and focused
investigations informed by contextual and other sources,
demonstrating analytical and critical understanding.
Explore and select appropriate resources, media,
materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and
refining ideas as work develops.
Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to
intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress.
Present a personal and meaningful response that
realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes
connections between visual and other elements.