Art, Craft and Design

Specification AQA

Why study Art, Craft and Design?

This course has been developed to allow students to actively experience a range of art and design processes and contexts, and has recently incorporated 3D Design.

You may be contemplating a career in advertising, media, film and television, publishing, architecture, graphics, museum and exhibition work, theatre design, interior design, art galleries, jewellery, fashion, photography, textiles or teaching Art and Design. This course is a good basis for Further/Higher Education leading to a wide variety of careers in the Art and Design sector and will earn UCAS points that contribute to university admission requirements.

What will I study?

This A Level two unit award is a two year course.

  • Component 1: Portfolio (60% of A level)
  • Component 2: Externally set assignment (40% of A level)

You will take part in practical projects and skill development work. You will learn to carry out independent research from various sources whilst working on assignments, and to work to set questions. ICT will be widely used both for practical work, portfolio and written assignments.

How will I be assessed?

Each unit is assessed by either an external test or an assignment, which is internally set. All units are internally assessed by your teachers and moderated by the exam board.

Course expenses

Total cost for the first year of the course is £13, which purchases three A3 spiral bound sketchbooks, together with an A1 polythene folder. It is expected that all Art students will bring a set of drawing pencils, eraser/putty rubber, pencil, sharpener and black biro to all lessons.

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The Gryphon School - Facebook 19 Feb

Join us for our annual PTA quiz – a fun night out featuring:

Ploughman’s Platter
Licensed Bar
Raffle

Tickets £5 per person in advance £6 on the door
Buy your tickets early as we sell out every year!

If you are not part of a team, please return your reply slip to
reception and we will help to join individuals together to form teams of 8.

Due to licencing laws all drinks must be purchased on the premises.

The Gryphon School - Facebook 24 Jan

Don’t forget today is our Careers & Degree Apprenticeship Fair, from 4.30-7.00pm. It is open to all students/young people/parents from Dorset and Somerset, so come along and meet over 45 employers and universities to discuss career options!

The Gryphon School - Facebook 22 Jan

It’s a busy week at The Gryphon this week, so here’s a round up of what’s happening:

Monday: Year 10 Parents Evening

Wednesday: Careers & Apprenticeship Fair (open to the public 4.30-7.00pm) https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/sixth-form-careers-degree-apprenticeship-fair/

Thursday: Train to Teach Open Evening https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/train-teach-open-evening/#.WmXJiE1jOM8

Sixth Form Open Evening

for September 2018 entry

Weds 8th November 2017, 5.30-7.30pm

Headteacher's address at 5.30 / 6.15 / 7.00pm