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Art and Design A/As level at Gowerton School

Course description

Level 3 Advanced GCE in Art and Design

Art and Design provides students with opportunities to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms.
The specification comprises two units at AS and two units at A2. Students should be introduced to a variety of experiences employing a range of media, processes and techniques appropriate to the chosen area of study.

Students have displayed their work each year in an Exhibition at the Grand Theatre.

Course content

Students will produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas including painting, drawing, mixed-media, textiles, sculpture, land art, printmaking and photography: lens-based and/or light-based media.

Entry requirements

Prior Learning.

It is recommended that pupils have at least a C grade GCSE in Art or Design. If not it is advisable to bring a small portfolio of Artwork to demonstrate skills.

Assessment

AS Course

Unit 1 - Coursework Portfolio
50% of AS, 25% of A Level No time limit
80 marks
Portfolio of work set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA.

Unit 2 - Externally Set Assignment
50% of AS, 25% of A Level Supervised time 5 hours 80 marks
Work produced will be marked by the centre and moderated by AQA.

A2 Course

Unit 3 - Personal Investigation
25% of A Level No time limit 80 marks
Personal investigation supported by written element of 1000-3000 words, set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA.

Unit 4 - Externally Set Assignment
25% of A Level Supervised time 15 hours 80 marks
Work produced will be marked by the centre and moderated by AQA.

Future opportunities

A level Art and Design provides a suitable foundation for the study of Art or design in a range of higher education courses or direct entry into employment in the creative world of Art, Illustration, Film, Photography etc.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 24 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: A level - 2 years As - one year

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