Ceramics offers an excellent opportunity for the expression of creative ideas and the development of skills and techniques required for their realisation. It allows for personal expression, teaches self-discipline and provides an opportunity for a healthy alignment between intellectual and feeling processes, encouraging the development of confidence and self-esteem.
You will explore art techniques using a range of materials and developing three-dimensional work. Keeping a sketchbook and developing the ability to annotate the progressive stages of work will be essential. Through the investigation of and extensive research into artists, you will develop an individual approach and style to art. The final exam consists of preparation work and a final piece created in 10 hours under exam conditions.
The second year of the course requires a detailed body of coursework that continues to link to art in context, exploration of materials and techniques, and development of personal creative ideas. A personal investigation (1000 to 3000 words) provides detailed study into the contextualisation of your project.
To achieve the full A Level you will need to take all the assessed units at the end of the course.
The final exam consists of preparation work and a final piece created in 15 hours under exam conditions.
5 GCSE grades at 4 and above including a 4 in an Art subject.