Ormiston NEW Academy

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GCE A-Level Art and Design: 3D Design

Examining body: AQA

Course content

You will develop a broad overview of how to generate, develop and communicate ideas in 2 and 3 dimensions. During the course you will create sketchbook/journals which will include your research, planning, evaluation and development of ideas. Students also produce 3D models and a finished portfolio of work. Students participate in gallery visits, exhibitions and workshops delivered by visiting architects.

Students are required to work in one or more area(s) of three-dimensional design, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:

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

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs A*– C or a BTEC Introductory qualification in Art, Design and Media.

Progression routes

Students successfully completing the course will be able to progress to HND or degree level.

Potential career opportunities include: architecture, interior architecture, theatre design, interior design, applied arts & crafts, product design, 3D design, architectural design, computer modeling and graphics.

For further information contact

Miss D Gillett


GCE A-Level Art and Design: Photography

Examining body: AQA

Course content

Creative and technical skills will be developed through a series of practical assignments. Students investigate photographic media, techniques and technology. Learners create sketchbooks/journals detailing research, planning, and evaluation of images and development of ideas. Students also produce a finished portfolio of work.Creative and technical skills will be developed through a series of practical assignments. Students investigate photographic media, techniques and technology. Learners create sketchbooks/journals detailing research, planning, and evaluation of images and development of ideas. Students also produce a finished portfolio of work.

Students are required to work in one or more area(s) of photography, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:

  • Portraiture
  • Landscape photography (working from the urban, rural and/or coastal environment)
  • Still life photography (working from objects or from the natural world)
  • Documentary photography, photojournalism
  • Fashion photography

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs A*–C including Photography or a BTEC Introductory qualification in Art, Design and Media.

Progression routes

Students successfully completing the course will be able to progress to HND or degree level.

Potential career opportunities include: photography (forensic, portraiture, fashion, advertising), fine art, graphic design, journalism and media.

For further information contact

Miss D Gillett


GCE A-Level and Design: Graphic Communication

Examining body: AQA

Course content

This course gives students an understanding of how ideas, feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in images and artifacts created. They will pick an area of study where they will research existing products in order to develop their own. They will be taught drawing skills and a wide range of digital graphic skills both 2D and 3D.

Students are required to work in one or more area(s) of graphic communication, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:

  • Interactive media (including web, app and game design)
  • Advertising
  • Packaging design
  • Design for print
  • Illustration
  • Communication graphics
  • Branding
  • Multimedia
  • Motion graphics

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs A*–C including Graphics or a BTEC Introductory qualification in Art, Design and Media.

Progression routes

Students successfully completing the course will be able to progress to HND or degree level.

Potential career opportunities include: game design, web design, graphic design, illustrator, animator, video editor, advertising and marketing, teacher, lecturer.

For further information contact

Miss D Gillett