KS5 A level Art and Design

 

A LEVEL ART AND DESIGN
 
 
Course Requirements
A GCSE grade of A or B in Art is a requirement of entry onto this Art and Design course. Any student who has received a grade C will only be considered if their C grade is at the higher end of the grade boundary.
 
Students will be entered for the unendorsed option, which requires students to submit artwork completed in several different media. This specification offers students the opportunity to explore various concepts/materials whilst working to their own personal strengths and interests. Students will have the opportunity to visit galleries, work with artists and attend workshops.
 
The department is equipped in the following areas: Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and Ceramics. A specific interest in any of these can be discussed when visiting the department.
 
Course Content

Assessment Objectives
 
 All objectives must be met in every Unit
AO1
Develop ideas through sustained investigation and exploration, selecting and using materials, process and resources, identifying and interpreting relationships and analysing methods and outcomes.
AO2
Analyse and evaluate critically sources such as images, objects, artefacts and texts, showing understanding of purposes, meaning and contexts.
AO3
Record observations, experiences, ideas, information and insights in visual and other forms, appropriate to intentions.
AO4
Present a personal, coherent and informed response, realising intentions and articulating and explaining connections with the work of others.

 

 
COURSE STRUCTURE
WEIGHTING
ASSESSMENT
AS
Two Units
Unit One
Art and Design Coursework
30% of Advanced A2
 
60% of AS
Internally set
Internally marked
Externally moderated
Unit Two
Art and Design
Externally set assignment
20% of Advanced A2
 
40% of AS
Externally set
Internally marked
Externally moderated
A2
Two Units
Unit Three
Art and Design Coursework
Practical work
Personal study
30% of Advanced A2
Internally set
Internally marked
Externally moderated
Unit Four
Art and Design
Externally set Assignment
20% of Advanced A2
Externally set
Internally marked
Externally moderated

 
Progression and Careers
Many students go on to one year Foundation courses and then Degree courses. It is possible to follow careers in Fine Art, Graphic Design, Animation and Film, Fashion and Textile Design, Photography, Three Dimensional Design, Arts Administration, Community Arts, Art Therapy and teaching from nursery to degree level.
 
Exam Board
Students follow the Edexcel A level specification in Art and Design.
 
Contact Name
For further information please see Miss Anderson – Head of Art.