Sir William Perkins's School Sixth Form Prospectus - Other - Page 17
ART & DESIGN
Exam Board: Edexcel
- Residential trips, previous
destinations include Florence,
Rome, Paris and New York.
- One day art workshop led by
This course aims to enable students to develop their creative and expressive abilities; whilst also investing in transferable
skills such as problem solving, communication, research, and the ability to think holistically. A level Art & Design students
will build new skills and techniques, and develop new approaches in areas such as painting, printmaking, photography, 3D
and textiles; in many cases, preparing for further study in Art & Design in Higher Education settings.
This is a challenging and fulfilling course that allows you to further develop your creative ability and the kinds of
transferable skills to which universities and employers attach particular importance. Doing something practical and
creative enables some students to strike a balance in their overall course programme. At SWPS we have excellent art
facilities and studios, and two practising artists on our team.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Component 1: Personal Investigation. A series of practical projects, which each include sketchbook work and a final
piece, completed over two years and, in Year 2, a 2000-word essay.
Component 2: Externally Set Assignment. A practical project based around a theme provided by the examination
board. Students have 10 school weeks to produce the preparatory work and 3 full days for the final piece.
UNIVERSITY / CAREERS
This subject prepares students to pursue a range of careers in which an art & design background is beneficial, such as
advertising, publishing, architecture, design, animation, photography, TV and film production, marketing - anything where
creative thinking is important. SWPS Art & Design students go on to study a wide range of courses at university, and
many have taken prestigious Art Foundation places.
Students are normally required to have achieved at least grade 6 in GCSE Art & Design. However, students who did not
complete an Art GCSE may be accepted on the basis of their recent artwork, at the discretion of the Head of Art.
Three projects completed between September
in Year 12 and January in Year 13, plus a
One project consisting of: Sketchbook/prep work
(10 weeks). Exam (15 hours over 3 days).