Art and Design

You need an interest in creating images, along with competent drawing skills, a versatile approach to problem solving and an imaginative outlook. You need to be able to work continuously and research artists to inform your own work.


Y12 

Coursework / Portfolio Component 1

The course involves working on a variety of approaches to gain experience over a range of media and to consider new artistic avenues. The course begins with a 3 week introduction to basic skills. Students will then work on a portraiture unit building a portfolio of work resulting in the production of a final piece that is based on all the research and practise they have done. This project can be done in any media they chose and should take about 15 hours. Students are encouraged to work and make informed decisions independently.

Exam Project and Controlled Test Component 2

Students receive an Exam paper in January which they then work and research on until April at which point they produce a final piece. The exam questions are very flexible and students again can choose the media and size they work to. They will find that they can adapt the question matter toward the subjects they are interested in.

Assessment and Examination: 

  • Coursework Portfolio Project – 50% 
  • Exam Project / Controlled Test- 50%   

Y13

Coursework / Portfolio / Component 1

Project 1

The course involves working on a variety of approaches to gain experience over a range of media and to consider new artistic avenues. The course begins with a 3 week introduction to basic skills. Students will then work on a portraiture unit building a portfolio of work resulting in the production of a final piece that is based on all the research and practise they have done. This project can be done in any media they chose and any size and the final piece should take about 15 hours.

Project 2 - Mock Exam Project and Controlled Test Students

 receive a Mock Exam paper in January which they then work and research on until April at which point they produce a final piece. The questions are very flexible and students again can choose the media and size they work to. They will find that they can adapt the question matter toward the subjects they are interested in. They produce a final piece in 12 hours.

Project 3 

The course involves working on a variety of approaches to gain experience over a range of media and to consider new artistic avenues. Students will work on a portfolio or unit of work based on an area of their own choice. With their Art work there needs to be a written dissertation of 1000 words. Within this unit students get to choose whatever media they wish to use such as drawing, painting, use of photography sculpture or textiles and any size. 

Exam Project and Controlled Test Component 2 

Students receive an Exam paper in January 2017 in Y13 which they then work and research on until April of that year at which point they produce a final piece. The exam questions are very flexible and students again can choose the media and size they work to. They will find that they can adapt the question matter toward the subjects they are interested in. 

Assessment and Examination: 

An A level is gained at the end of Y13, students must present the following for assessment: 

  • Coursework Portfolio -60% 
  • Exam Component/Controlled Test – 40%

High Storrs Sixth Form Entry Requirements

Sixth Form Entry Requirements: A minimum of 5 A* - C / Grade 4 at GCSE. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 in English Language.

Subject Entry Requirements: Grade C in Art

Art and Design combines well with

Other creative subjects such as Dance, Film Studies, Music, Design Technology and Theatre Studies, whilst also providing a balanced education for those studying Sciences and Maths.