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Art & Design AS & A2 at Feltham Community College (School)

Course description

Unit 1: Coursework - 30% of GCE, 60% of AS. Coursework submissions should include evidence of: Exploration of a theme. *Appropriate research and recording from primary sources. *Selecting appropriate sources and contextual images for analysis, demonstrating understanding, meaning and context. *Analysing and using sources and contexts to inform and inspire their own work. *Development of ideas, ongoing analysis and review. *Exploration of media and methods to record information and develop ideas. *Synthesis of ideas and outcome(s) which connect with appropriate contexts. This unit is internally set and marked, and externally moderated. Unit 2: Externally Set Assignment - 20% of GCE, 40% of AS The Externally Set Assignment should involve students showing evidence of the development of visual language skills in: *Generating a range of ideas. *Appropriate research into sources and contexts. *Sensitive selection and exploration of media and processes *Development of ideas, review and refinement. *Synthesis of ideas and outcome(s), which connect with appropriate contexts. Submission must include: *Preparatory work, including sketchbook(s) and/or a range of preparatory studies making up the supporting studies. *Unaided work produced under examination conditions for a period of 8 hours. This unit is externally set, internally marked and externally moderated. Unit 3: Coursework - 30% of GCE. This unit incorporates two linked elements: *Practical work, and *Personal Study The practical element will involve students: *Identifying and selecting a focus for personal creative ideas *Undertaking investigative and research work appropriate to their focus *Incorporating their personal study as an integral part of the contexts that inform and inspire their practical work. *Selecting and exploring appropriate media and processes *In development of ideas, review and refinement. *In releasing a personal response. The personal study requires students to produce work on a selected aspect of others' art, craft and design work, and should take the form of a written and illustrated dissertation, which may include: *Appropriate research from a range of contextual sources, related to ongoing practical work. *In-depth analysis and evaluation. *Exploration of different aspects of historical and contemporary art, craft and design *A list of references. This may take the form of : *A study in book form, which may include images produced by the student, and is to include a written text of between 1000 and 3000 words. *The student's own presentation on CD or DVD, with a text of no fewer than 1000 words. *The student's own moving image work or website, with a text of no fewer than 1000 words. This unit is internally set and marked, and externally moderated. Unit 4: Externally Set Assignment - 20% of GCE The Externally Set Assignment represents the culmination of the Advanced GCE course in Art & Design. The Externally Set Assignment should involve students showing evidence of the development of visual language skills in: *Generating a range of ideas. *Appropriate research into sources and contexts. *Sensitive selection and exploration of media and processes *Development of ideas, review and refinement. *Synthesis of ideas and outcome(s), which connect with appropriate contexts. Submission must include: *Preparatory work, including sketchbook(s) and/or a range of preparatory studies making up the supporting studies. *Unaided work produced under examination conditions for a period of 8 hours. This unit is externally set, internally marked and externally moderated.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C

Future opportunities

NoYou could take this course with other advanced level courses such as History of Art to prepare for higher education in areas of art and design, photography, architecture or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to art and design such as an Architect, Interior or Fashion Designer. The course will also encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Feltham Community College (School) directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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