Course Level: A LEVEL

Exam Board: AQA

Specification link: Click to View

Entry requirements: GCSE English and Maths – Grade 6 and GCSE Art / Design Technology (or equivalent) – Grade 6

Course Description

Component 1 60% coursework

Comprised of portfolio of work and developed projects looking at materials from PAINTING/ 3D/ DRAWING/ COLLAGE:

Year 12:

1. Using materials and experimenting (Title given at the beginning of the year relating to DCL theme)

2. Developing own ideas with materials (Title given at the beginning of the project relating to DCL theme)

Year 13:

Continuing project 2 Individual/ self-directed project using the materials, ideas learnt in year 10

Component 2 40% exam:

Year 13: January- April/may   

Exam title given to you by the exam board, where a project has to be created and an outcome must be done within a 15hour time frame.

Course Profile

Career Pathways

A Level art can lead onto foundation courses that specialise in specific art genres such as game design/ 3d design/ fine art/animation/ costume design/theatre production/ photography/ graphic and illustration/art therapy.

Level 4 degree courses/Higher Apprenticeships.


Job Opportunities

Art jobs vary massively click for more info


Further Reading

https://www.studentartguide.com/articles/art-careers-list

http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/413330/Making_a_mark_-_art_craft_and_design_education_2008-11.pdf

http://www.studyin-uk.com/studyuk/art/