What is the course about?
This course is for students who wish to study drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.
Exam board: EDEXCEL
Duration of course: This is a two year linear A level, but students will be entered for the AS qualification as well in the first year.
What units/topics will be studied?
In the first year you will complete a general art course and then choose specialised options according to your talent, ability and needs. Other options available include mixed media, installation and video/sound. The 2nd year is independently tailored and you will specialise in your chosen area and write a supporting essay as well as completing a practical examination.
You will study a personal investigation unit and an externally set (exam) unit each year. The second year you will also do a written study.
What can I do to prepare myself to study this subject?
Practice your observational drawing skills (Not Manga!) Visit museums and galleries in central London, for example Tate Modern. Find a contemporary artist you like 50 Contemporary Artists You Should Know by Christine Weidemann, Brad Finger (ISBN: 9783791345307)
Where can this lead me?
You can progress onto a Foundation Diploma course or a degree in a range of art-based subjects and careers in art and design including painting, sculpture, multimedia, illustration, public art, television.
What are the enrichment opportunities as part of this subject?
There are visits to galleries, museums, degree shows, workshops, life drawing and opportunities to meet artists and designers.
G Score : 34
C - Art & Design
C/5 – English
G Score : 34