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Art & Design (Fine Art) AS & A Level at Queen Elizabeth's School

Course description

Art is a form of communication and expression: a visual language, which deals with the construction and interpretation of both personal and cultural meanings. Attainment in Art is achieved through the creative development of process, production, reflection and evaluation, leading towards skills, knowledge and understanding. In the context of this specification, ‘art’ is defined as art, craft and design; and ‘artists’, craftspeople and designers.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C (ideally Grade B) in Art. A Portfolio of work and interview may be required. 

Assessment

AS Only

  • Component 1: Portfolio
    60% weighting
    Theme/topic set by staff. Marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre.
  • Component 2: Externally Set Assignment
    40% weighting
    Externally set. Marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre. 8 weeks preparatory work. 10 hour practical exam.

A Level Full Course

  • Component 1: Personal Investigation
    60% weighting
    Practical and written Personal Investigation. Marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre.
  • Component 2: Externally Set Assignment
    40% weighting
    Externally set. Marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre. 8 weeks preparatory work. 15 hour practical exam.

Future opportunities

The Arts University College Bournemouth and other arts schools/institutions offer higher education courses across sector disciplines within Art & Design. Universities around the country offer BA Honours Degrees in a variety of subjects under Art: Textiles, Fashion, Mixed Media, Photography, Film, Video, Animation, Model Making, Product Design, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewellery, Architecture and many more. Additionally other degrees are supported by an Art qualification including Medicine and Engineering.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2016
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