Art and Design A-Level | Surbiton High School
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Art and Design A-Level

Examination Board: Edexcel

You may wish to study Art and Design because you wish to pursue a career in a creative industry 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.
You will be able to explore a large range of different methods of making, such as, textiles, photography, print making, ceramics, sculpture and painting. 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 or taking a degree in Art and Design. Many of our students go on to pursue Art at higher education and we offer portfolio preparation and interview classes for students applying for Art college.

We study Edexcel Art and Design, which runs as a linear course over two years. It has two 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 outcomes
■ Part 2 – personal study: students submit a piece of continuous prose of a minimum of 3000 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

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