Art & Design (3D)

Specification: AQA

Why study Three-Dimensional Design?

This course has been developed to allow students to actively experience a range of art and design processes and contexts.

You may be contemplating a career in product design, media, film and television, industrial design, architecture, graphics, museum and exhibition work, theatre design, interior design, installation, jewellery, fashion, textiles,3D digital design 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/ briefs. ICT will be widely used both for practical work, portfolio and written assignments.

You are required to work in one or more areas of three-dimensional design and you may explore overlapping and combinations of areas such as:

  • Ceramics
  • Sculpture
  • Exhibition design
  • Design for theatre, television and film
  • Interior design
  • Product design
  • Environmental and architectural design
  • Jewellery/ body ornament
  • 3D digital design

How will I be assessed?

Unit 1 comprises internally set workshops and assignments. Unit 2 is an externally set project, culminating in a 15hr examination. Both 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 £10, which purchases two A3 spiral bound sketchbooks, together with an A1 polythene folder. It is expected that all Three-Dimensional Design 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 18 Jan

It’s less than a week until our Careers and Degree Apprenticeship Fair! Gryphon students will have the opportunity to meet the employers during the day, but there is also an evening session (4.30-7.00pm) when you are welcome to come back with your parents, and it is also open to the public, so any young people in the area who want to find out more about career options are welcome!

Download the Event Programme now for a full list of which employers are coming, and it also includes some handy tips for how to get the most out of your discussions with companies:https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/sixth-form-careers-degree-apprenticeship-fair/#.WmCIdxicab9

The Gryphon School - Facebook 22 Jan

*Careers & Degree Apprenticeships Fair – Wednesdsay*
As well as some of the region’s top employers, we also have a number of other organisations attending on Wednesday. The Samee Project is a unique and inspirational social enterprise that aims to promote self-employment and freelance working as viable career options to young people in school education.

Chris Wilkinson will be on the stand to talk to students and parents – he was awarded an MBE for his services to the Police. He is also an Animal behaviourist and dog trainer and a Patron of the SAMEE Charity.

Find out more: https://samee.co.uk/news/

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!

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