Why choose this subject?
Students will learn how to express thoughts and ideas through the skilful manipulation of materials. They will explore art concepts through a variety of media and formats including drawing, painting, printmaking, 3D cculpture, and photography. Students will be able to specialise in a chosen media or technique.
How will this subject be delivered?
Year 12 is dedicated to developing a range of skills and building the confidence to experiment and take risks. Students will explore the work of a range of artists and develop their own themes and projects. They will also work in a variety of techniques and media across the discipline of Art.
Unit 1: Art Craft Design
This unit incorporates two linked elements, each with separate final outcomes: practical work and a 3,000 word essay. Both elements help students develop an independent theme and require them to work in a sketchbook and on larger pieces which lead to the final piece.
Unit 2: Externally Set Exam
A 12-week externally set project. Preparatory studies and research is recorded in a sketchbook which results in a 15-hour practical exam where students produce a final piece.
How is it assessed?
A Level: 60% coursework and 40% externally set exam.
Subject specific entry requirements
Art GCSE grade 5 or above.
Students will be able to access an array of art and design careers, as well as progressing to higher education in the form of a degree or through a foundation year to degree programme.
Additional costs relating to this course
There may be additional costs associated with this course.