St Bees School

Art & Design

Art & Design

Specific Entry Requirements 

Students should have studied at IGCSE or GCSE level before entry.

This exciting course builds upon the skills developed at Key Stage 4. It gives students the opportunity to develop as a practitioner with increased studio time and focus upon evaluating progress. Students will be able to develop their own unique style and make links with the wider world.

Course Modules 

There are 3 components to the full A level course, taken over 2 years.

AS students will take components 1 and 2 only in one year.

How You Will Be Assessed 

Component 1: Coursework
Students research, develop and realise a project. They submit a portfolio of work and a final outcome.

Component 2; Externally set assignment
Students choose a starting point and develop a personal response. Within a given time period, students create a range of supporting studies. They then produce a final outcome from their supporting studies during a 15 hour supervised test.

Component 3: Personal Investigation
Students investigate a theme, idea, concept or process which is personal to them. They submit both practical work and a written analysis (1000-1500 words). The practical work and analysis form an integrated submission.


University Courses and Career Paths 

Future careers in the Arts would include; fine art, film and television, architecture, interior design, fashion design, make-up and prosthetics, graphic communication, animation, photography, costume and theatre set design and many more.

By the end of the course, students would have created a striking, professional portfolio that would enable students to attend interview and pursue a higher education course and career in the Arts.