Key Stage 5

Students enter our EDEXCEL AS/A Level ‘Art, Craft and Design’ course having studied Art and Design at GCSE. Students will be required to visit galleries and places of interest in order to inspire and encourage a creative and visual response. Work is assessed by teaching staff and externally moderated, students are encouraged to critique their own and each others’ work on a weekly basis.
 

AS Component 1: Expression and Exploration - Personal Portfolio/Coursework

Students are encouraged to work with a broad range of materials, looking at Expression and Exploration in painting and drawing materials.  Students research a range of artists, and other contextual references, to inspire their own work.

AS Component 2: Externally Set Assignment (including 10 hours timed examination)

The externally set assignment is based on a theme issued by the examination board. Students are supported and encouraged to explore the theme by responding with personal ideas that draw on experiences and artist research.  Students spend a number of weeks exploring ideas and completing preparatory studies in preparation for their final outcome, which is completed over ten hours in examination conditions.

A Level Component 3:  Personal portfolio including a written (1,000+ word assignment). 

Students will be encouraged to select a theme which is personal and meaningful to them.  Students will be required to develop a range of preparatory studies and final outcomes.

A level Component 4: Externally Set Assignment (including 10 hours timed examination)

The externally set assignment is based on a theme issued by the exam board.  Students will be supported through the preparatory period in order to thoroughly explore and respond to the theme.  Students spend a number of weeks exploring ideas and completing preparatory studies in preparation for their final outcome which is completed over twelve hours in examination conditions.

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