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Art and Design - AS/A Level at Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan

Course description

AS/Advanced Art and Design develops skills taught at GCSE Level. It is expected that students undertake independent studies on themes that are of a personal interest to them, showing mature thought and ideas leading to a final outcome.

Course content

AS Unit Titles
ART1 Unit 1 Art & Design Coursework Portfolio 30% 120 marks
One unit of coursework based on themes and subject matter developed from personal starting points. All work will be selected, evaluated and presented for assessment by the candidates. Critical contextual understanding may be demonstrated through written, visual, oral or other appropriate forms.

ART2 Unit 2 Art & Design Controlled Assignment 20% 80 marks
One unit that comprises an externally set assignment presented to the candidates at the start of the preparation period for the controlled test that will be a continuous period of focused study of eight hours. All work will be selected, evaluated and presented for assessment by the candidates. Critical contextual understanding may be demonstrated through written, visual, oral or other appropriate forms.

A2 Unit Titles
ART3 Unit 3 Art & Design Personal Investigation 30% 120 marks

One unit of coursework based on themes and subject matter developed from personal starting points that requires the candidate to communicate their understanding through integrated images and texts that includes a written element of no less than 1000 words. All work will be selected, evaluated and presented for assessment by the candidates. Critical contextual understanding may be demonstrated through written, visual, oral or other appropriate forms.

ART4 Unit 4 Art & Design Controlled Assignment 20% 80 marks
An externally set assignment presented to the candidates at the start of the preparation period for the controlled test that will be a continuous period of focused study of twelve hours. All work will be selected, evaluated and presented for assessment by the candidates. Critical contextual understanding may be demonstrated through written, visual, oral or other appropriate forms.

Entry requirements

A*- C grade in GCSE Art and Design

Assessment

All units are internally assessed and externally moderated.

ART1: 30%
ART2: 20%
ART3: 30%
ART4: 20%

Future opportunities

The above course would lead on to an Art and Design Foundation Diploma or a Foundation Degree course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan directly.

Last updated date: 22 December 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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