To get a certificate for Advanced Subsidiary (AS), you will need to have studied and been assessed on 3 AS units.
To get a certificate for Advanced GCE , you will need to have studied and been assessed on the 3 AS units, plus 3 further units, known as A2 units , making a total of 6 units.
The AS units of work you will study are as follows:
Module One : Coursework
You will submit your final piece(s) accompanied by your supporting studies that will show clear evidence of the working processes involved.
30% (15% of A2)
Module Two : Coursework
The same as Module One.
Module Three : Controlled Test
A five hour examination - set by the Examination Board. It consists of a range of questions as starting points from which you select one. You have four weeks to prepare your work, followed by the final examination.
40% (20% of A2)
The A2 units of work you will study are as follows:
Module Four : Coursework
The same as Module One
Module Five : Personal Study.
You will produce an illustrated written study of an aspect of critical and historical studies of your choice.
Module Six : Controlled Test
The same as Unit 3 but for a duration of 15 hours.