Duration: 2 Years
Contact: Miss Parry
5 GCSEs at 4 or above including a 4 in an art subject.
Unit 1: Personal Investigation (60%)
This unit allows you opportunities to generate and develop ideas, research primary and contextual sources, record practical and written observations, experiment with media and processes, and refine ideas towards producing personal resolved outcome(s). It is a detailed body of coursework that continues to link the work of Textiles Artists/Fashion Designers to your own project. You will develop a wide range of skills and techniques with the exploration of materials and your individual creativity. Your Personal Investigation will incorporate three major elements: supporting studies, practical work, and a Personal Study. Your supporting studies and practical work will comprise a portfolio of development work and outcomes based on themes and ideas developed from personal starting points (agreed by your teacher).
The Personal Study will be evidenced through critical written communication showing contextual research and understanding (1000 to 3000 words of continuous prose). which may contain integrated images. The Personal Study comprises 12% of this unit.
Unit 2: Externally set assignment (40%)
This component allows you opportunities to generate and develop ideas, research primary and contextual sources, record practical and written observations, experiment with media and processes, and refine ideas towards producing personal resolved outcome in response to an externally set theme. The Externally Set Assignment (exam paper) is released on 1 February from Edexcel and contains a theme and suggested starting points. You will create preparatory studies and then, around April time, have a fifteen hour period of sustained focus, to produce your final outcome(s).
Open Evening Documents
You could take this course to complement other Advanced Level courses such as Graphics, Photography or Ceramics. This could lead on to Higher Education in areas of art and design, photography, architecture or more general Higher Education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to art and design such as an Architect, Interior Designer, Artist or Fashion Designer.
In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.
Red Hot Progress
In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.