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Art & Design AS & A Level at Banbury Academy

Course description

This course is designed for students who have an interest in Art and Design and who wish to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding. You will have the opportunity to work in a range of 2D and 3D media including Fine Art, Printmaking, Photography, ICT and Graphics.

Course content

AS level  

  • Component One: Personal Investigation – 60%
    Students will embark on a personal journey around a selected theme. They will explore the work of other artists and along with their own primary sources they will record ideas, experiment with materials and processes before producing a personal response.
  • Component Two: Externally Set Assignment – 40%
    Five different theme choices will be released by AQA on 1st February giving students time to generate and explore ideas. They will then produce a portfolio of written and practical work before producing their final outcome in a 10 hour examination.

A Level

  • Component One: Personal Investigation – 60%
    This unit of work involves three major elements around a personally selected theme: supporting studies and preparation work, a personal practical outcome and a written study of between 1000 and 3000 words.
  • Component Two: Externally Set Assignment – 40%
    Eight different theme choices will be released by AQA on 1st February giving students time to generate and explore ideas. They will then produce a portfolio of written and practical work before producing their final outcome in a 15 hour examination.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs grade C+.

An interest in Art with good drawing skills

Assessment

Assessment is by Unit 1: Portfolio of Work (Controlled Assessment) 60 per cent and Unit 2: Externally Set Task 40 per cent.

Future opportunities

There are many choices open to students following an A ‐ level qualification in Art and Design. Many choose to go on to study at Foundation level at a local college before embarking on an appropriate degree course. A’ Level Art provides many further opportunities for further study especially when combined with other creative courses and may lead to careers in Graphics, Photography, Architecture, Illustration, Fashion or Design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Banbury Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

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