Art & Design
Why should I study this subject?
The art, craft and design route will enable students to explore a range of two or three- dimensional approaches to their studies, either as freestanding or related experiences. The course of study is organised in a modular fashion thus allowing the course to cater for a breadth of individual requirements. Art at A Level aims to give students a wide range of experiences and opportunities, and encourages the development of strong personal qualities in each student’s artwork. This fully flexible qualification allows students to follow a broad, open course, or to specialise in one or more endorsed titles. All endorsements allow students to work with both traditional and new media.
Students will create a rich visual language within the context of selected ideas; demonstrate skilful use of the formal elements, including line, tone, colour, shape, pattern, texture, form and structure. Students will explore and experiment with a wide range of media and methods, using materials and techniques to explore the potential of an idea. Students will also develop and communicate ideas through an informed use of visual language to produce outcome(s).
Edexcel, further details can be found on the following website:
This qualification supports progression into further or higher education, training or employment, such as Foundation course or BA Honours Degree in Art &Design. Further study of a variety of art and design courses as well as architecture, when combined with mathematics. Careers within the media, architecture and fashion design are popular destinations after university.
8 GCSE grades A*– C. Students are required to have at least a B grade at GCSE to study Art & Design at A Level.