How long is the course?
This is a one year course. (8 lessons per fortnight)
Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for students who are determined to work hard, engage in independent and group activities and meet deadlines. Art is a portfolio based course which requires skill, concentration and dedication. Organisation is extremely important when taking this course as you will be expected to arrive prepared and ready to learn as deadlines will be short and tasks direct.
What entry qualifications do I need?
Please refer to the website for the most up to date entry requirements: http://www.stroodacademy.org/sixthform
How will I be assessed?
This course is divided into two units: Unit 1: Coursework: Portfolio of work X2 Projects = 80 marks Equates to 60% of final grade Candidates produce a portfolio of work made up of a minimum 2 different project themes/starting points. Unit 2: EXAM: Externally Set Task X1 Project= 80 marks Equates to 40% of final grade Candidates select one question from the exam paper (released in January of the examination year) to which they produce a personal response. Candidates will be given a period of time determined by the Centre in which to prepare and ten hours of controlled time in which to realize their intentions to outcome(s).
What could I do after the course?
There are many careers using Art and Design forms. Most of these require further study at an Art School, further Education College or University. At present most students wishing to take art, craft or design beyond 6th Form will go on to do a one year ‘Foundation’ course at an Art College or University before applying to degree courses in specialist areas of Art and Design. In recent years increasing numbers of students have gained direct entry onto degree courses. This could lead to careers in such fields as advertising, marketing, design, publishing and the media. The study of Art can also help you develop transferable skills in which you can take into any career or job. This course offers a broad range of options for future developments. A wide variety of fields include: Fine Art, Media, Advertising and Design Management, Graphic Design, Illustration, in art Therapy, Fashion and Textile Design, Professional and Commercial Photography, Teaching and Lecturing, Museum Curator, Broadcast including Film and TV, Restoration, Animation, Architecture, Interior Design, Digital Design, and many more.
What else do I need to know?
At Strood Academy we are extremely fortunate to be sponsored by University of the Creative Arts. These links enable our students to regularly attend Art and Design workshops, work alongside Graduate Students and develop their understanding of available careers and opportunities first hand. Attending events led by UCA and working alongside university mentors and staff enables an in depth insight into what can be achieved through the completion of an Art and Design based course.
What will I be studying?
The specification has been designed to allow students to develop knowledge and understanding during the course through a variety of learning experiences and approaches. This will allow them to develop the skills to explore, create and communicate their own ideas. Students will demonstrate these skills through the development, refinement, recording, realisation and presentation of their ideas through a portfolio and by responding to an externally set assignment.Download course PDF