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A Level Art

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

Code ART/A
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview


The A Level Fine Art Course at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School provides a mixture of disciplines; painting and drawing, new media, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics.  We also offer life drawing and a residential contextual studies trip.  As a department, we regard ourselves as facilitators as well as educators and endeavour to provide stimuli, environments and technical expertise conducive to the multi-faceted nature of art and design.

Details

Outline of the Course

Yr 12:
Unit 1a: "Change": Looking at Still Life and Landscape. Exploring innovative drawing techniques, colour theory, large scale mixed-media pieces, oil painting and egg tempera.
Unit 1b: "The Figure". A portfolio project of life drawings studies in a range of media
Unit 2: Thematic Unit
Year 13:
Unit 3a: Personal Study (Essay)
Unit 3b: Personal Investigation (practical work inspired by student ideas)
Unit 4: The Exam Unit

How will it be delivered?

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Personal Study (Essay)

10 weeks

12%

2

Coursework and Personal Investigation

Selected from across the 2 year course

60% (including 12% for the essay)

3

Examination Unit

Personal development in sketchbook and timed test (15 hours)

40%

 

 

Entry requirements

Minimum entry criteria:

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in Art or Textiles

May be accepted on the course: 6 in Art or Textiles

Your next steps...

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as History of Art to prepare for higher education in areas of art and design, photography, architecture or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to art and design such as an Architect, Interior or Fashion Designer. The course will also encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

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