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A Level Art at Garth Hill College

Course description

Content of the AS course

The Art Department aims for both AS and A Level is to encourage candidates to develop through a Coursework Portfolio and Externally Set Assignment:

  •  Intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers.
  •  Investigation, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills, aesthetic understanding and critical judgment.
  •  An understanding of the interrelationships between art, craft and design and an awareness of the contexts in which they operate.
  •  Knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design in contemporary society and in other times and cultures.

Content of the A2 course

  •  Intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers;
  •  Investigation, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills, aesthetic understanding and critical judgment;
  •  An understanding of the interrelationships between art, craft and design and an awareness of the contexts in which they operate.
  •  Knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design in contemporary society and in other times and cultures.

Entry requirements

You should have studied Art at GCSE and achieved at least a C in the subject. Equally important is a very high degree of interest, commitment and enjoyment of the subject. Please note that you will need to achieve at least a D grade at the end of AS to be able to continue the study of the subject at A2 level.

Assessment

AS

Unit 1 - Worth 50% of the total AS marks

Unit 2 - Externally set assignment worth 50%

A2

Unit 3 - Personal Investigation worth 25%

Unit 4 - Externally Set Assignment 25%

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a response to the all of the assessment objectives in each unit and the examination.

Candidates should be able to:

A01: Develop their ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding. A02: Experiment with and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining ideas as their works develops. A03: Record in visual and/ or other forms ideas, observations and insights relevant to their intentions, demonstrating an ability to reflect on their work and progress. A04: Present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating critical understanding, realising intentions and where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements.

Future opportunities

Careers in which an Art & Design background is very relevant include design graphic, interior, fashion, ceramics, graphics, film, animation, magazine, set and prop for theatre/TV/films, jewellery and packaging designer. As well as a printmaker, sculptor, painter, art teacher, art therapist and textile.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Garth Hill College directly.

Last updated date: 27 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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