3D Design (A Level)

3D Design (A Level)

Curriculum Leader: Mrs Lyndele Fozard

Course Content
In the Visual Arts Department, we aim to provide and portray a lively, challenging and happy environment in which students can learn and explore, breaking new boundaries.  Students will learn how to convey and interpret ideas, feelings and observations into three-dimensional work and record experiences, in visual form, through a variety of media. They will develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of relevant materials, processes, technologies and resources and experience using tools, equipment and machinery to design and make their 3 Dimensional pieces.

Why Study 3D Design?
The personal attributes and skills that you develop whilst studying 3D Design are vast.  As students push themselves to explore unfamiliar techniques and materials, they will develop the tenacity required to problem solve at higher levels.  They will become independent in their thinking and resilient in their attitudes.  By analysing and researching the work of other practitioners, students develop lifelong skills that are transferable into any career path.


Assessment is through a comination of coursework, portfolio work and an externally assessed assignment.

Component 1 is a Personal Investigation worth 60% of the full A Level which is made up of a work journal, coursework, final pieces and a 1000-3000 word study.

Non exam assessment (NEA) set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE’s at grade 5 or above.  Students must have achieved grade 5 or above in Maths and English.

Entry is subject to a portfolio review.

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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