Art & Design

WHY STUDY ART & DESIGN?

A strong drawing basis is the main emphasis of this work.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

Students are encouraged to work from real life, either collected objects or a large still-life relating to a particular theme.
From this, students will develop a range of skills and techniques and produce work in their sketch-books and for their portfolios.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

AQA Coursework - 60% of the marks

During your course you will be expected to cover three units of coursework.

A coursework unit should include preparatory and sketchbook work related to a final piece or pieces in a chosen area of study.

AQA Controlled Test – 10 hours 40% of the marks

You will be required to respond to one starting point given by the exam board. There will be a preparatory period of 6-7 weeks, followed by a 10 hour exam.

You will be expected to produce preparatory studies, research in your sketchbook and a final piece

WHAT OTHER THINGS SHOULD I CONSIDER?

As an art student you will need to buy equipment for the course. Your Art teacher will issue an equipment list during the summer term.

For further details of this course, talk to Ms Crawley or your Art teacher.