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Art / Photography AS and A Level *Fees Payable* at St Christopher School

Course description

The courses aim to encourage you to develop your intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers.  These attributes are increasingly valuable in many areas of contemporary society.

Investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills are fostered along with aesthetic understanding and critical judgment.

From all of this an appropriate foundation is laid for understanding the interrelationships between art, craft and design and an awareness of the contexts in which they operate in other times and cultures as well as our own.

The course aims to foster a life-long interest and enjoyment of art and design.

Course content

We follow the AQA Specifications which are assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework.

Students choose from the titles below for study throughout the AS or A Level courses:

Art, craft and design

Fine art

Graphic communication

Textile design

Three-dimensional design

Photography 

Entry requirements

The student will require proven ability in both creative and technical skills.

Assessment

Throughout the course the student is given individual directions and guidance, although we place much value on independence, personal responsibility and creativity.  The facilities available and approaches taken have much in common with Art College methodology.

AS Level Art & Design (AQA: 7241, 7242, 7243, 7244, 7245, 7246)

Component 1

Coursework: Portfolio

Candidates choose one of the Endorsed options for study throughout AS

60% of AS Level

Marked by teacher.

Externally moderated


Component 2

Externally set assignment and exam

A range of questions is set by AQA on 1 February and ‘Preparatory time’ then follows. This culminates in 10 hours ‘Supervised time’

40% of AS Level

Set and moderated externally.

Marked by teacher


A Level Art & Design (AQA: 7201, 7202, 7203, 7204, 7205, 7206)

Component 1

Coursework:

Personal Investigation

Personal practical investigation supported by a written element of 2000-3000 words

60% of A Level

Marked by teacher.

Externally moderated


Component 2

Externally set assignment and exam

A range of questions is set by AQA on 1 February and ‘Preparatory time’ then follows. This culminates in 15 hours of ‘Supervised time’

 

40% of A Level

Set and moderated externally.

Marked by teacher

Financial information

Fees will be payable for this course. Further details regarding scholarships, bursaries and exact fees are available on the website.

Future opportunities

The department has a long record of entry into the country’s top Art Colleges.  An A Level in Art is accepted by universities for most courses and need not necessarily lead to specialisation in the subject.  If in doubt students should seek advice.

Further information

Please be aware that St Chris Sixth Form is a fee-paying independent provider.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Christopher School directly.

Last updated date: 05 January 2016
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