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Fine Art A Level at St Andrew's Catholic School

Course description

Knowledge, understanding and skills:

  • a range of approaches to recording images, such as observation, analysis, expression and imagination
  • an understanding of conventions and genres, such as figurative, abstract and symbolic
  • a range of techniques appropriate to and listed in the specialism  an understanding of both pictorial space and real space, composition, rhythm, scale and structure
  • an understanding of formal elements such as colour, tone, texture, shape and form

Students are expected to:

  • independently develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations in response to a given starting point
  • record observations from sources relevant to intentions
  • document and record from secondary sources
  • experiment with a range of media and materials
  • produce work informed by contextual and other sources
  • relate planning and preparation into a coherent realisation(s)/outcome(s)
  • visit galleries and places of interest for inspiration of ideas 

Entry requirements

B in GCSE Art

Assessment

AS - Controlled Assessment (worth 100%)

Project 1 - Exploring media, processes and techniques

Project 2 - Developing Personal Work on the theme of ‘Manmade’.

  • An early release paper is given to students from 1 January.
  • Students must choose one starting point from which they will generate appropriate work for submission.
  • Students will have 10 hours to create their outcome (or an aspect of their outcome) under examination conditions.

A2 - Personal Investigation (worth 60%)

  • Student must use personal starting point(s) to produce a major project that shows them working through a range of art and design experiences.
  • Students must submit one major project with a related personal study of between 1000 and 3000 words and final pieces that show considered personal responses.

Controlled Assessment (worth 40%)

  • An early release paper is given to students from 1 February.
  • Students must then choose one starting point from which they will generate appropriate work for submission.
  • Students will have 15 hours to create their outcome under examination conditions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Andrew's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2016
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