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Art AS at Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth

Course description

Why study Art?

  • Art gives you the opportunity to express yourself creatively, visually and by creating tactile, 3 Dimensional artworks.
  • Art gives you the opportunity to develop your skills and ideas through the medium of painting, drawing, making sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, textiles, photography, creating 3D artworks, using your IT skills.
  • Develop your understanding of Art by studying and responding creatively to art, craft and design by other artists.
  • Improve your understanding of Welsh Art by making connections to the work of Welsh artists and craft workers.

Course content

The Personal Creative Enquiry consists of portfolio, which includes various activities and an exploratory project with extended outcomes which are based upon themes and subject matter that is personal and meaningful to the learner. The enquiry will integrate critical, practical and theoretical work.

At the beginning of their studies there will be opportunities for learners to develop their skills and to get to know their strenghts and aspects of their work that need to be developed. This will provide a basis for gradually building up a range of specialist skills and knowledge that will be essential to building confidence and enabling learners to make independent, appropriate decisions about their work.

During the second term students will choose the topic or theme for their personal investigation and plan the investigation appropriately.

This component of the Enquiry will form a practical project that explores the theme, concept or design brief selected which should be of particular personal significance to each learner. The project should enable them to develop the skills, understanding and basic knowledge from the first term further.

Learners will have to create links to artwork by artists, craftsmen and designers that will inform and guide the personal inquiry through a criticall and contextual study of their work.

Learners will have to carefully select their work for evaluation, presentation and assessment. They should show consideration of the most appropriate way to present their project, showing awareness of the variety of formats possible by considering the purpose of the presentation and the need to make it interesting to the audience.

Year 12

Component 1: Personal Creative Enquiry

  • Contextual Understanding
  • Creative making
  • Reflective recording
  • Personal presentation

Assessment

Year 12

Component 1: Marked internally in school and moderated externally

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth directly.

Last updated date: 12 December 2016
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