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Art and Design A Level at The Trinity Catholic School

Course description

AS UNITS
1 Fine Art Coursework
Coursework – 60% of AS, 30% of A-Level
2 Fine Art Externally Set Assignment
Externally set assignment – 40% of AS, 20% of A-Level
Unit 1
This unit forms the basis on which candidates develop their knowledge, skill
and understanding in creating a rich visual language. Candidates will be
encouraged to formulate ideas from a variety of starting points. Candidates
will learn how to carry out appropriate research and use this to inform the
development of their ideas. Candidates will experiment with a wide range
of media and methods and learn the skills required for analysis of their own
and others’ work. Candidates will also gain insight into selected works from
contemporary, historical and cultural contexts.
Unit 2
A question paper will be given to candidates providing them with a theme
which they will interpret and develop during a taught preparatory period.
Exam submissions must include:
• Preparatory work.
• Unaided work produced under examination conditions in a period of eight
hours.

A2 UNITS
3 Fine Art Coursework
Coursework - 60% of A2, 30% of A-Level
4 Fine Art Externally Set Assignment
Externally set assignment - 40% of A2, 20% of A-Level
Unit 3
a) Practical Work b) Personal Study
Candidates will have the opportunity in the practical work to pursue their
own creative, visual ideas. Candidates will be able to use current interests
and experiences in art, craft and design together with knowledge and skills
gained from earlier units. The personal study requires them to link their own
practical work with a broader study of the world of art, craft and design. This
could be a written and illustrated dissertation of 1,000 – 3,000 words, a visual
display of images with a written text of no fewer than 1,000 words, their own
presentation on CD or DVD with a text of no fewer than 1,000 words or their
own moving image work or website, with a text of no fewer than 1,000 works.
Unit 4
A question paper will be given to candidates providing them with a theme
which they will interpret and develop during a taught preparatory period.
Exam submissions must include:
• Preparatory work.
• Unaided work produced under examination conditions in a period of 12
hours.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Trinity Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 05 November 2014

Key information

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

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