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Art & Design at The Hertfordshire and Essex High School and Science College

Course description

Exam Board: Edexcel.

Please contact the school for further information about this course.

Course content

Component 1: Personal Investigation 50% at AS and 60% A Level
Generate and develop ideas, research primary and contextual sources, record practical and written observations, experiment with media and processes, and refine ideas towards producing resolved outcome(s). This will involve:

  • developing ideas
  • exploring media, developing and applying skills
  • researching, recording, analysing and reviewing
  • creating and presenting outcome(s)

AS incorporates two major elements (no personal study), A Level has three major elements.

Supporting studies and practical work will comprise a portfolio of development work and outcomes based on themes and ideas developed from personal starting points.

The personal study (A Level only) will be evidenced through critical written communication showing contextual research and understanding, in a minimum 1000 words of continuous prose, which may contain integrated images.

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment, 50% at AS and 40% at A Level
This is the same as for Component 1, but in response to an externally set theme. Students’ must continue to work within the same title as component 1. Preparatory studies will comprise a portfolio of practical and written development work based on the externally set assignment.

During a period of sustained focus, (10 hour: AS or 15 hour: A Level) students will produce, under exam conditions, final outcome(s) extending from their preparatory studies in response to the externally set assignment.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A* - B, including a GCSE minimum grade B in Art.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Hertfordshire and Essex High School and Science College directly.

Last updated date: 03 February 2015
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