Students should have achieved at least a 6 In Art at GCSE and enjoy drawing, making things and exploring new ideas.
This is a broad course offering exploration in both 2D and 3D areas enabling students to build a substantial portfolio essential for progression to higher study at a college of art or university and to pursue a career in art and design.
The emphasis in AS is on exploration and research in both practical and theoretical areas. Observation drawing is a fundamental part of each project along with research and development of ideas. In the AS year students produce research projects and can work in drawing, painting, IT, sculpture and alternative media.
During the A2 year the emphasis is on greater depth of study to extend skills and knowledge. Students will undertake a major practical project in their chosen area of interest and must also produce a study with a written component (following first hand gallery study).
|AS Units in Year 12||% of AS|
|Unit 1 - Portfolio of work||60%|
|Unit 2 - Externally set task (10hrs)||40%|
|A Level Units in Year 13||% of A Level|
|Unit 3 - Personal inverstigation||60%|
|Unit 4 - Externally set task (15hrs)||40%|
|Assessment is based on four domains for both AS and A2: Developing ideas, Exploring media, Recording ideas and insights, Personal response.|
A starting point for students wishing to develop a career in art, design and associated industries. A-Level Art enables progression towards art foundation and a degree in: video, fashion, textile, design, graphics, 3D Design, product design, interior design, fine art, art digital media, animation, design for interactive media, illustration, teaching, automotive design and many others.
Please note: University art foundation courses normally require students to have studied A-Level Art.
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