Art A Level at Gordon's School
The course is examined at the end of Year 12 and as a whole at the end of Year 13.
Component 1: Personal Investigation
This component incorporates 2 major elements: supporting studies and practical work. In this unit students will be developing their knowledge, skill and understanding (through practical work and experimentation) of Art and Design.
Component 2: Externally Set Assignment
This paper is given in early February, in advance of the exam. Preparation is to be brought to the 10 hour exam. The theme is set externally, internally assessed and externally moderated.
For Year 13
Component 1: Personal Investigation- Practical Work and Personal Study Practical Work
Students create a body of work based on a selected focus that includes research from primary and other sources and contexts. Students develop their ideas using media and processes to explore and produce a sustained practical investigation. In addition, they are required to present an ongoing review with a personal response, demonstrating connections to contexts.
Appropriate research is taken from a range of contextual sources related to ongoing practical work and in-depth analysis and evaluation. Students choose an exploration of different aspects of historical and contemporary art, craft and evaluation using media and process exploration with a list of references.
Unit 4: Externally Set Assignment
This paper is given in early February, in advance of the exam. Preparation is to be brought to the 15 hour exam. The theme is set externally, internally assessed and externally moderated.
Coursework: Body of work covering the AOS with final outcomes in 2 and 3 dimensions
Externally Set Assignment
This paper will be given early January, in advance of the exam. The theme is set externally. Preparatory studies must be completed and handed in at the end of the exam.
Exam Papers Y13
Coursework: Appropriate research from a range of contextual sources related to ongoing practical work and in-depth analysis and evaluation. 1-3000 word essay.
Externally Set Assignment
This paper will be given early January, in advance of the exam. The theme is set externally.
The minimum academic requirements to join the Sixth Form are:
1. A minimum of three GCSE grades A* to C plus at least a grade 4 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics.
2. The grade criteria for individual subjects as outlined on the last page in this booklet.
Following the publication of GCSE results in August 2017 students may appeal to governors in the event of academic
requirements not being met.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gordon's School directly.