Course Overview

This course is ideal for learners who have a specific interest in the visual arts and wish to have a more applied element to their art. Students will be able to enjoy the challenge of visualising their ideas and feelings using a wide range of media, including computers. They will also be able to analyse and evaluate design and graphics in the commercial world. Students will be introduced to a wide range of traditional art materials through painting and drawing, and to specialist design software Illustrator and Photoshop.

There will be opportunities to visit art galleries and other cultural events.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Have a specific interest in the visual arts
  • Would like to have a more applied element to their art
  • Enjoy the challenge of visualising their ideas and feelings using a wide range of media
  • Would like to prepare for study of the subject at a higher level
  • Enjoy the challenge of analysing and evaluating design and graphics in the commercial world
 

What will you learn?

This course is assessed by a personal investigation (60%) and an exam (40%). The Units are:

  • Art & Design Personal Investigation: explores the relationships between practical ideas and methods with the history of the subject and its professional applications. A written Personal Study exploring an aspect of Graphics that is chosen by the student.
  • Externally-set Assignment: involves showing evidence of visual language and analytical skills. The submissions include a response to a set theme carried out over a preparation period followed by a 15-hour timed test.

A Level

Course Leader:
Nathan Daniel

Course Length:
Two Years

Entry Requirements:
GCSE Art or Graphics and English at grade 4 with an average points score of 3.2 or above.

How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by a personal investigation (60%) and an exam (40%).