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.