�Creativity takes courage� � Henri Matisse
If you have the courage to follow a creative path, A Level Art at Forge Valley is the ideal stepping stone to a degree or further education study within this exciting industry. Do you enjoy visiting art galleries? Working with a range of new media and techniques? Exploring new artists and craftspeople to influence your own practice? If so, A Level Art and Design will allow you to develop as a creative, supporting your future in creative arts. As well as offering opportunities to visit Art Galleries within the UK and a trip to Paris in Year 12.
A Level Art is based around developing skills learnt at GCSE and applying these at a higher level. Pupils can work to their strengths whilst also developing in new skills and techniques.
Each pupil will create an individual and unique portfolio, showcasing a selection of thoughtfully presented artwork that demonstrates the extensive range of research, development, outcomes and techniques applied throughout the course. This should also demonstrate the pupils� ability to sustain work from an initial starting point to realisation. Including evidence of researching and developing ideas and linking work in a meaningful way to relevant critical and contextual materials.
Techniques and skills include, but are not limited to; drawing in a range of media, batik, felt making, etching, clay, wire, and plaster casting. We will also support any techniques that pupils may research outside of the course.
Year 12 � One non exam assessment project (60%) and one controlled exam project at the end of the year (40 %).
Year 13 � One non exam assessment project, including a written journal of 1000 words (60%) and one controlled exam project at the end of the year (40 %).
Five or more GCSE grades 9-4 or equivalent, including Grade 4 in English Language and Grade 4 in Maths.
Minimum of Grade 4 in Art.
Consider the world you live in. So much has been through the hands of someone trained in one of the numerous areas of Art and Design. Whether it�s Architecture, Fashion, Product Design, Interiors, Textile Design, Theatre and Stage, Make up, Advertising, Graphics or film, the list is long and growing and needs courageous new talent to develop the creative future.