WJEC AS/A2 Art and Design Level 3
In a nutshell
This is a really interesting and engaging course to develop your existing art and creative skills.
This course is for you if...
... You love being creative
... You have a basic level of technique in art acquired at GCSE
... You want a blend of theoretical and practical study
What will I be doing?
AS Level Art
You’ll spend the first half of the year developing your existing skills and building on techniques and knowledge gained at GCSE. We’ll also challenge you to acquire new skills, work through a design process that covers criteria and analyse artists and artwork.
At the end of this experimental period, you’ll have gained sufficient knowledge and ability to work on your own Personal Creative Enquiry (PCE). This unit of work is based on a working brief/starting point that’ll be discussed with your tutor. You’ll be required to produce a good quality body of work displayed on design sheets, that follow criteria thoroughly and logically, that’ll lead to an outcome of work that’s well informed by artists and artwork, as well as articulating your own ideas/concepts.
A Level Art
Building on skills developed in your first year of study, you’ll be required to complete another PCE based project from September to January on a theme that interests you. Again, this’ll be presented on a series of design sheets or a sketchbook of studies as a journal of work documenting ideas that fully realise your ideas/concepts.
During the second half of the year, from February to May, you’ll be working on a controlled element. This’ll be set externally via WJEC.
You’ll be assessed throughout the academic year via formal assessment that’s built into the course. Homework tasks and completion of work will also be assessed and recorded regularly, so you have every opportunity to develop your work as an individual. Informal feedback will be recorded in class sessions and disseminated to you and the relevant teaching staff, so that an accurate assessment and progress record can be charted accordingly. Upon completion, you’ll gain:
- AS Level Art
- A Level Art
- Skills activities
- English and Maths
What is expected of me?
To enter the course, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs, Grade C or above, to include Art, Maths/Maths Numeracy and English/Welsh First Language.
Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation. You’ll be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework during your own time.
What comes next?
AS Level students may continue to develop in the second year of the course in order to gain a whole A Level in this subject. Following completion of the full A Level qualification, students may continue to develop their interest in art by studying a Foundation Degree at the college or other university courses.
There is a studio fee of £10.00, which must be paid at enrolment. You’ll also be expected to purchase an art kit.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Call 01495 333 777 to speak to our Student Recruitment team
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