Art: Critical and Contextual Studies - A Level (Eduqas)

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Start Date: 05 September 2022
Attendance: Full Time
Suitable for: School Leavers
Duration: 2 Years
Level: Level 3
Location: Sixth Form College, Angel

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ABOUT THE COURSE

Art: Critical and Contextual Studies involves short projects on subjects such as the function of art, curation, autobiography and art, beauty, the representation of women and modern architecture. Expanding upon these starting points you will research your own areas of interest, producing essays and a practical outcome. You can choose to work in ways which suit your skills and interests; for example, producing an illustrated gallery guide, scripts, architectural models, films, photography and painting. The course will extend your knowledge of art and design across all disciplines, and develop your crtiical thinking skills.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Topics covered can include:

  • the function of art
  • curation
  • autobiography and art
  • beauty
  • the representation of women
  • modern architecture

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language
  • Grade 5 or above in one other written subject, such as History, Geography, Humanities, English Literature, Business, Media Studies, Religious Studies, Drama and Film Studies
  • Three further GCSEs at grade 4 or above

If you wish to study 4 A Levels, you will need 7 GCSEs at grade 7 or above, including two at grade 8.

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment is a mixture of coursework (60%) and an externally set assignment (40%).

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.

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Angel
283-309 Goswell Road
EC1V 7LA
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N4 2DG
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311-321 Goswell Road
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