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A Level Art at Beaconsfield High School

Course description

AS Components:

Component 1
Portfolio Component

Component 2
Externally-Set Assignment with 10 hours supervised time to focus on developing ideas.

Looking ahead to A2 – Components in Year 13

Component 3 Personal Investigation - 60% of total A2 marks (96 marks). Students are required to develop a personal investigation based on an idea, issue, concept or theme, supported by a written element, leading to a finished piece or pieces. The work is internally set and marked and externally moderated by AQA.

Component 4 Externally-Set Assignment – 60% of total A2 marks (96 marks). Students select one of starting point from a selection and should produce preparatory work and a finished piece or pieces. At the end of the assignment students will produce a personal response during the 15 hours of supervised examination time. The work is externally set and internally marked and externally moderated by AQA.

Entry requirements

 Previous experience of GCSE Art/Textiles is not essential to apply for the A level course. Interested Internal Candidates without GCSE Grade B in Textiles or Art will be required to complete a range of set tasks and attend an interview with Mrs Brown prior to acceptance on the course.

Assessment

Unit 1 – The AS Portfolio – 60% of the total AS marks (96 marks) – set and marked internally and externally moderated.

Unit 2 – Externally–Set Assignment – 40% of the total AS marks (96 marks) – externally set, internally marked and externally moderated.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 April 2015

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