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Art and Design A2 level at Shoeburyness High School

Course description

What will I be doing?

  • Develop and extend your existing artistic skills
  • Experiencing new materials and processes
  • Develop evaluating and analysing skills
  • Participating in a study trip in order to gather resources for a thematic study
  • Private study activities include producing observational studies and contextual analysis of artists and designers which share your interpretation of the thematic study

Course content

What coursework do I have to do?

AS – 1 unit of coursework which contains extending core art foundation skills and a thematic study. Students will experience a wide range of recording skills and materials.

A-level – 1 unit of coursework which involves students selecting a subject matter which can sustain a contextual investigation with related practical outcomes. The goal of this unit is to allow students to develop their own artistic practices within a framework of evaluating and relating their outcomes to the work of other artists and designers. The contextual analysis requires a minimum of between 1000 to 3000 words.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs and a minimum grade B in GCSE Art and Design. A pass at AS level will then be required in order to go on to the second year of study.

Assessment

What’s in the exam?

AS level concludes with a 10 hour timed examination based on an externally set theme. A substantial body of investigation based on the theme and a consistent application of visual language is essential in order to produce supporting studies for the examination.

A-level level concludes with a 15 hour timed examination based on an externally set theme. A substantial body of investigation based on the theme and an advanced application of visual language and personal interpretation is essential in order to produce supporting studies for the examination.

Future opportunities

  • Foundation course entry in Art and Design
  • BA (Hons) Degree entry of Art and Design based courses

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shoeburyness High School directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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