*Between the 29th of June and 12th of July first year A Level students will need to undertake work experience
What will I learn?
You are required to develop work in both 2D and 3D disciplines exploring a wide range of materials, techniques and processes before applying the gained knowledge to one specialist area such as set design, jewellery, printmaking, or sculpture.
It is suitable for students who may prefer to work in more than one specialised area of Art and Design or are looking for a more designer maker/craft based course.
You will be enthusiastic to explore a range of areas such as, drawing, printmaking, general visual studies, model making and photography for recording.
As you explore the work of artists and designer makers you are required to document in written form your understanding of key works reflecting on how your work is developing in response to your findings.
A collection of coursework (practical and contextual work with gradual progression towards individual ways of working). Coursework is developed through personal research and first-hand experience as well as selected secondary source materials. This assessment takes place in year one.
In year two you will complete a personal investigation and an externally set assignment (exam).
Personal investigation – this is an in-depth critical, practical and theoretical investigative project based on themes and subject matter that have personal significance. It is supported by a written element of 1000 words to underpin the practical project.
Externally set assignment – using a series of visual and written stimuli presented by the exam board, you will provide a personal response in terms of a practical project within a 15 hour period of time supported by preparatory work.
What grades will I need?
Five GCSEs at A*-C/9-4 (including a C/4 or above in English and in a creative subject and a portfolio of Art and Design work)
BTEC Level 2 qualifications considered in subject related courses
Where will it lead me?
- Foundation Diploma in Art and Design offered at Andover College, rated Outstanding by Ofsted
- BA (Hons) Model Making
- BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture
- BA (Hons) Public Arts
- BA (Hons) Ceramics
- BA (Hons) Interior Design
- Foundation Diploma
- Model-maker for film and television props
- Medical prosthetics
- Stage design
- Interior design