Art & Design
Develop your artistic skills to the next level. The AS and A Level course allows you to continue to work on bespoke projects, showcasing your skills and interests. Each unit of the course asks you to focus on experimenting and developing these ideas in different ways. Your projects will be developed to give you opportunity to develop, as a creative perhaps, with a view to progressing onto an Arts based Foundation course.
How is the course structured and graded?
The AS Level requires two projects, one to be completed in a 10 hour exam, whereas to achieve the A Level you will produce a coursework project, a personal study (including essay), one 10 hour exam on a given project, then a 15 hour exam. Each unit requires a different focus and theme, challenging you to experiment and develop as an artist.
Will this course be suitable for me?
This course requires students to have a real wish to develop further from their GCSE course. Both courses require commitment outside of timetabled session to fulfil the level of investigation needed. There is a written element in the A Level qualification with an emphasis on independent learning and tutorial based teaching. You will need a C grade at GCSE Art to progress onto the AS/A Level course.
What could this course lead to?
An AS or A Level qualification in Art allows you to build up a portfolio required for access onto Arts courses. Many students who take the A Level continue onto Art Foundation courses before specialising for their degree.
OCR AS/A Level
For students not on the inclusive fee structure, there will be a charge of £35 per term to cover sketchbooks, materials and printing
Mix of coursework
Obtain UCAS points