The course requires students
to make in-depth personal and imaginative responses to a given theme. Students use research and problem-solving to independently develop ideas. Analysis of visual imagery helps students to interpret visual language and use it to communicate complex and personal concepts.
This course consists of two components:
• Component 1 which makes up 60% of the
mark is in two parts: Practical work and Personal study.
• Component 2 is the externally set assignment,
which makes up 40% of the mark.
For both components, sketchbook work needs
to be informed, purposeful and extensive. Students must carry out focused independent research, from primary source investigation, exploration and experimentation, before developing their final outcomes.
Independent work is
demanding and students must be prepared to be hard-working and innovative risk takers.
General entry requirements to study three Level 3 qualifications for Hillview Sixth Form are Grade 4 in both English Language and Maths together with 3 other GCSE grades at Grade 4 or above.
SUBJECT SPECIFIC ENTRANCE CRITERIA
GCSE Art & Design Grade 5 or above
This course can lead onto a wide range of Art
and Design degree courses at university. In the past our students have gone on to study courses in Fashion: Design, Buying and Management, Styling, Tailoring, Communication and Textile: Design, Print, Surface Design, as well as Make-up Design, Costume Design, History of Fashion and many more.