The course has been designed and tailored to meet the needs of our students and individual learners. Students are able to explore artistic skills, cultures and develop their creativity.
Students are able to experiment with a range of materials and processes. The course requires them to be independent thinkers who can research around an idea or theme and drive their own ideas forward with support from an art teacher. Students will be effective at managing their time as working outside of lessons is crucial to successful completion of the course.
The course is structured as follows:
- Unit One: Portfolio of work (Consisting of 2 coursework units) 60% of the overall mark.
- Unit Two: Externally set task (papers issued near the start of the Spring Term; followed by a 10 hour period of focused study in exam conditions) 40% of the overall mark.
The course is a general art and design course and therefore may cover a wide range of disciplines including:
- Fine Art: Including painting, drawing, mixed-media and print-making
- Graphic communication: Including illustration, communication graphics and computer graphics
- Three-dimensional Design: Including sculpture, design for theatre, and architectural design.