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A Level Art and Design

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code FV15
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


�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.

How will it be delivered?

A Level: 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 %).

Entry requirements

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.

Your next steps...

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.


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