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Art and Design - A level at City College

Course description

 

On the A Level Art and Design course, students will be assessed on four areas:

  • Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding
  • Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops
  • Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress
  • Present personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections between visual and other elements

 

Entry requirements

B Grade in GCSE Art and Design. Grade C applicants will be considered on an individual basis. Grade 5 in English is also recommended.

Assessment

Exam/coursework breakdown:

Year 12 A Level Art and Design

One externally set task = 100%

The early release paper will be issued on 1st January and will provide learners with a number of themes, each with a range of written and visual starting points, briefs and stimuli.

A response should be based on one of these options. 10 hours non-exam assessment (internally assessed and externally moderated).

Year 13 A Level Art and Design

Made up of two components: a personal investigation (60%) and an externally set task (40%).

Personal investigation

The personal investigation has two integrated elements: a portfolio of practical work and a related study that explores the context in which your chosen practical area of study exists.

Students will need to produce a portfolio of practical work showing their personal response to either a starting point, brief, scenario or stimulus, devised and provide a related study: an extended response of a guided minimum of 1000 words.

Externally set task

The early release paper will be issued on 1st February and will provide learners with a number of themes, each with a range of written and visual starting points, briefs and stimuli.

A response should be based on one of these options. 15 hours non-exam assessment (internally assessed and externally moderated).

Financial information

The course is open to anyone who is aged 16-18 on the 31st August, in the year that the course starts

Future opportunities

From the A Level Art and Design course, you can go on to study a BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design or apply for an art related university course. For further information, please contact Miss L Weston.

 

Further information

To find out more information please contact City College, on 01782 853535 or at infocitycollege@citylearningtrust.org

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College directly.

Last updated date: 02 May 2018
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