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Art & Design (Fine Art) A Level at Baines High School

Course description

Art is a language of visual images that everyone must learn to read. In art classes, we make visual images, and we study images. Increasingly, these images affect our needs, our daily behaviour, our hopes, our opinions, and our ultimate ideals. That is why the individual who cannot understand or read images is incompletely educated. In the A level course you will given to explore different themes in a variety of media and will also be given the opportunity to take part in life drawing classes.

Why a Creative Education?

We now live in an ever changing world and our lives are shaped by the visual culture and technology we experience every day. The way new products work and how they look form a vital part of our lives. An understanding of this is vital Our future success lies in the creative and original use of new technologies. New careers are in the knowledge based economy and new creative industries. A creative education gives the opportunity for students to explore their imagination and express themselves, using both traditional and the latest digital techniques.

Course content

AS

Unit 1: Portfolio – Candidates develop a coursework portfolio exemplifying work carried out during the AS course.

Unit 2: Externally-Set Assignment – A controlled test that is based upon thorough planning and research. There is a compulsory 5hr control element to be carried out under exam conditions. Guided preparation time would begin at the start of February, when exam topics arrive from the exam board.

A2

Unit 3: Personal Investigation – Candidates are required to develop a personal investigation based on an idea, issue, concept or theme of their choosing. This module will contain a piece of structured, individual writing. This written piece will then form the basis of an extended photography portfolio.

Unit 4: Externally-Set Assignment – A controlled test that is based upon thorough planning and research. There is a compulsory 15hr control element to be carried out under exam conditions.

Assessment

OCR

Unit 1: Portfolio

Unit 2: Externally set assignment

Unit 3: Personal Investigation

Unit 4: Externally set assignment

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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