Art and Design AS/A Level 3

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
Sorry, we aren't accepting applications at the moment.

What will you be working towards?

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

Overview

Exam Board: AQA

FINE ART AS GCE AND ADVANCED A2 GCE

This is a two year course which will provide a stimulating, creative but structured basis for those intending to pursue Art and Design to a higher level. It is recommended that pupils have a GCSE in Art to take this subject at A level.

At TWGGS we follow a Fine Art endorsement which develops the skills of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and alternative media. Pupils are encouraged to develop these skills in a creative, imaginative, intuitive and intellectual way. The experimental, investigative and practical nature of the course develops aesthetic and critical awareness. The structure of the course, which includes either keeping a working sketchbook or planning sheets and analytical writing analysis, encourages sound working practice and the ability to think sequentially.

For pupils intending to undertake Foundation or Degree Courses, A Level Art is vital and is relevant to a wide range of careers. These include advertising, working in media, architecture, interior design, fashion, theatre, museum, gallery work and, of course, working as an artist. Pupils who have aptitude and interest in the subject but do not intend to take the subject beyond A Level, would also find the course rewarding and challenging.

UNITS OF ASSESSMENT                                              

AS Coursework Portfolio  AS WEIGHTING 50%   A2 WEIGHTING 25%

AS Externally Set Assignment  AS WEIGHTING 50%  A2 WEIGHTING 25%

A2 Personal Investigation  WEIGHTING 25%

A2 Externally Set Assignment  WEIGHTING 25%

At A Level we organise day trips to galleries and exhibitions, enabling girls to gain valuable information for their own work. It is expected that pupils studying Art at this level will also visit galleries and exhibitions independently.

Your next steps...

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Art and Design, which could lead onto higher education in a variety of different media or more general higher education courses. For pupils intending to undertake Foundation or Degree Courses, A Level Art is vital and is relevant to a wide range of careers. These include advertising, working in media, architecture, fashion and textiles, interior design, fashion, theatre, museum, gallery work and of course, working as an artist. Pupils who have aptitude and interest in the subject but do not intend to take the subject beyond A Level, would also find the course rewarding and challenging. 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.