Art

Are you arty, committed, enthusiastic and full of ideas? If you are, sign up for The John of Gaunt A Level Art course.

Content

We place emphasis on the individual, and encourage our students to use Art to explore their own interests and ideas, rather than set traditional projects. Exam boards have praised our course for the diversity of students’ work.

You will be given one to one guidance to help you direct your studies in a purposeful way so that you achieve your potential at examination.

Special Features

There is a studio exclusively for Sixth Form use, a Sixth Form Resources Centre, and a brand new Art Gallery. There are life-drawing classes to help you to develop your drawing skills by working from a model. We run gallery visits to London in the autumn term and to Europe in the spring term.

Entry

Please refer to the 2016 entry requirements.

Attendance

One year to AS, plus one further year to complete A2 to full A Level.

Assessment

Component Weighting Method of assessment
AS            

Unit 1 – coursework project.

A practical project exploring an art based theme leading to a final piece.

30%  of Advanced GCE

 

 

60%  of AS

Internally set

Internally marked

Externally moderated

Unit 2 – examination project.

A practical project on a theme set by the exam board

20%  of advanced GCE

 

40%  of AS

Externally set

Internally marked

Externally moderated

A2

Unit 3 – coursework project.

Another practical project leading to a final piece

and

A written study on an Art related topic.

30% of advanced GCE

Internally set

Internally marked

Externally moderated

Unit 4 – examination project.

A practical project on a theme set by the exam board

20% of advanced GCE

Externally set

Internally marked

Externally moderated

Moving on

Many students are successful in their applications to foundation courses at Trowbridge and Bath. These courses lead to a degree and/or career in Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Textile Design, Fashion Design, Ceramic, Jewellery, Packaging, Graphics, Illustration, Model Making, Sign Making, Animation, Computer-Aided Design, Silversmithing, Interior Design, Theatre Design, Costume Design, Teaching.

Direct entry to History of Art, Museums and Galleries, Auctioneering and Architecture is possible. Art combines with virtually any other subject and forms a valuable complement to English, History and other A Level Arts subjects.