Course Content and Assessment
Unit 1: Coursework based portfolio (25%). A themed unit,
including tutor set tasks and workshops that cover all four
assessment objectives, leading to self set outcome, showing
off your strengths.
Unit 2: Externally set assignment (25%). A unit focussing
on experimentation and use of materials with a final
piece produced in preparation for exam conditions.
Unit 3: Personal Investigation (25%). A major project
covering all the assessment objectives plus a written
assessment. This is a totally self set unit of work using your
teachers for guidance, but again working to an individual's
Unit 4: Externally set assignment (25%). Supervised
15 hour exam. Selecting one of the exam boards
themes, produce your own unit of work, covering the
four assessment objectives, demonstrating your skills,
culminating in a three day exam (15 hours).
Extending Your Experience
The course will be based within the Sixth Form Centre in
the modern studio space which will have access to kilns,
Apple Mac studio, graphic facilities and exhibition spaces.
The course is enriched through regular trips to London
museums and galleries, as well as regional visits to the
Arnolfini, Bristol or the Tate Gallery, St. Ives. We also plan
study trips abroad, for example, Paris or New York, to visit
galleries, museums, workshops and practical art work.
The course requires students to have achieved a grade B
or higher at GCSE, but we will consider any
motivated student who can demonstrate their
enthusiasm and involvement.
Where will this Course take me?
This course suits a creative, flexible person who likes
the challenge of open ended, self supported study. It
provides an appropriate foundation for further study in
There are many areas from which to
Jewellery, Furniture and Product Design, Ceramics,
Sculpture, Fashion, Textiles, Exhibition Design,
Photography, Art and Design for the Theatre. It also
supports careers in Architecture, Conservation, Film,
Media and Journalism and Teaching.