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A Level Art & Design

Why study for a GCE A level Art & Design?
If you enjoyed or were successful in an art & design subject at GCSE level, then take your skills further with this 'A' level course. 'A' level Art & Design covers a wide range of basic skills such as drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture but extends them through a more rigorous and extended levels of experimentation and research. The course is a general art & design endorsement so you can choose to take the set projects into any area of art & design that you wish. Art & design is both a practical and an academic subject , where you will develop your personal direction as an artist or designer through looking, doing and discussing. The career paths for art & design students are well established with a vast range of specialist higher education courses in art & design for you to take. If you consider that everything you see around you, has been designed or created by an artist or designer at some level, you will understand how powerful and empowering this subject can be.

How does the course run?
A level is split over two years of study AS & A2 with successful completion of one you will progress to the other. Both years have a similar structure based on two units of work per academic year which have equal value towards your qualification. The qualification is generally a practical exploration where course work is submitted and marked by the centre. At A2 there is a written requirement to produce a continuous piece of writing, but this is a personal exploration which is developed through the course. Both years culminate in a controlled assessment or exam, which again is practical and proceeded by 4 weeks of preparation.

Why choose BSix College to study for GCE A level Art & Design?
BSix art department regularly achieves some of the best results in both the college and Hackney. We have highly trained and experienced staff, who are capable of nurturing your talent and developing you to a high level. We have excellent facilities which are always growing and adapting to meet your needs. Art & design is a lively and passionate place to study where we expect all our students to exceed their expectations. Our progression routes and external links are strong and many students go onto top universities to study further. Recently we have started a level 4 Foundation course in art& design which means you can have an in house progression route to give you extra time to prepare for university.

What we look for in GCE A level Art & Design Students
Enthusiasm and an open mind! Even if you have not studied art and design at GCSE but enjoy drawing and making and have relevant grades in other areas you are encouraged to apply and our team will advise you on your options.

Entry requirements
As part of the main GCE A level programme 5 GCSES at'C' and above, including English and maths are the minimum requirement.

If you have any questions about our courses please contact the Admissions team on 0800 3892 947 or via e-mail to info@bsix.ac.uk and we will arrange for a curriculum specialist to respond to your enquiry
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