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Art and Design (Fine Art/Photography) AS/A Level (AQA) at Allerton High School

Course description

AS Fine Art and Photography is taught over 1 year.

AS Fine Art and Photography is now commonly regarded by employers and universities as a complex and demanding subject. AS Art gives you the confidence to communicate your ideas in a wide range of exciting and innovative ways.

If you study Fine Art or Photography at AS Level, you show that you can be analytical, are willing to be challenged by practical and intellectual problems, can work independently and that you can research a subject thoroughly and bring it to a visual conclusion.

Work is graded A-U.

AS and A Level Art gives you the confidence to communicate your ideas in a wide range of exciting and innovative ways.

This course is for you if you:                                                                                             

  • Enjoy being creative
  • Have a passion for Art and innovation
  • Have high expectations of yourself and always want to improve
  • You are interested in the world around you
  • Want to develop your individuality and independence
  • Like getting your hands dirty

Course content

Students will study the following at AS:-

September-February - Portfolio

February-May - Exam

AS Fine Art and Photography is taught over 1 year.

Students who take Art and Design at A2 will study the following:

July-February - Personal Investigation

February-May - Exam

AS Component 1 - A portfolio of work internally assessed and externally moderated - 60%

Both Fine Art and Photography students will produce a portfolio of work that includes research, development, refinement and a final outcome.

Students will be encouraged to work independently and thoroughly develop their ideas.

AS Component 2 - Externally set assignment internally assessed and externally moderated - 40%

Students will be given a choice of 5 titles by the exam board and given approximately 14 weeks to research and develop ideas for the 10-hour exam. During the 10 hours’ students will be expected to produce final piece for this component.  All preparation work will be handed in at the start of the 10-hour exam.

A Level courses are taught over 2 years and are separate to the AS course.

Students who wish to do the full A Level will study:

A Level Component 1: Personal Investigation -internally assessed and externally moderated – 60%

 

A practical unit with a written element between 1000 – 3000 words on the given theme.

Both Fine Art and Photography students will produce a portfolio of work that includes research, development, refinement and a final outcome.

Students will be encouraged to work independently and thoroughly develop their ideas.

A Level Component 2: Externally set assignment - internally assessed and externally moderated - 40%

Students will be given a choice of 8 titles by the exam board and given approximately 14 weeks to research and develop ideas for the 15-hour exam. During the 15 hours’ students will be expected to produce final piece for this component.  All preparation work will be handed in at the start of the 15-hour exam.

All externally set exam units will be held under exam conditions. 

 

 

Entry requirements

You should have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at Grades 9-4 or equivalent including English and Maths to include one of the following:-

You must have a Grade 5 in GCSE Fine Art or Photography.

Assessment

All work will be assessed internally in May and moderated externally in June.

Future opportunities

Where could this course lead me?

  • Study at a higher level;
  • Work in galleries;
  • Commercial Art;
  • Art Therapy;
  • Games Designer;
  • Photographer;
  • Architect;
  • Web Design;
  • Illustration;
  • Teaching;
  • Interior Design;
  • Fashion Designer;
  • Textiles;
  • Art Therapist;
  • Special Effects and lots more.........

Further information

 

For further information please contact Ms Taylor at Allerton High School on 0113 2034770.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Number of planned places: 25

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Mr B Harding
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0113 2034770

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