Examination Board Edexcel
You may wish to study Art and Design because you wish to become a designer and Britain has some of the best designers in the world, or it may simply be that you are a creative person, enjoy making things and want to study a variety of subjects in the Sixth Form that have different disciplines.
Drawing skills are important, but equally important are commitment and enthusiasm for Art and Design.
Options which may be available are Photography, Textiles, Ceramics, Sculpture or Fine Art. These options will only be available if sufficient numbers of students choose them. At the end of the course we hope you will have enjoyed the experience and will wish to continue, perhaps by going on an Art Foundation Course, taking a degree in Art and Design, or perhaps as a lifelong interest in visiting galleries and looking at Art.
We study Edexcel Art and Design, which runs as a linear course over two years. It has three components which are marked internally and moderated externally.
The A-level comprises two components:
- Component 1: Personal Investigation (60%):
- Part 1 – practical work: From personal starting points students submit: supporting studies practical outcome(s)
- Part 2 – personal study: Students submit a piece of continuous prose of a minimum of 1000 words
- Component 2: Externally Set Assignment (40%):
- Externally set, broad-based theme
- Sustained focus period of 15 hours' controlled assessment in which students create final response(s) to the theme