Art & Craft Design
Exam Board: AQA
This is a broad-based course exploring practical and critical/contextual work through a range of 2D and/or 3D processes and media associated with two or more of the other art and design disciplines.
This personal investigation consists of coursework and is worth 60% of the marks. Initially you will investigate a range of techniques, materials and approaches exploring different methods of recording, engaging with different inspirations and disciplines. You will develop work based on an idea, issue, concept or a series of related outcomes. It must be supported by written work of between 1,000 and 3,000 words.
Component 2: Externally Set Work Feb-May
This is an assignment that we set, worth 40% of the A-level; In February you will be issued with a question paper with eight questions to be used as starting points; Students will have the opportunity to choose one. You have 15 hours of supervised time and can do preparatory work in between these sessions.
Graduates tend to go onto either foundation courses at further education or direct entry to university. It is considered valuable to a wide range of careers from Architecture through to Web Design.
Minimum grade B preferred – but more importantly a genuine interest in the creative subjects and willingness to improve is essential.