Art AS/A2 Level at Chobham Academy
Year AS content:
The first half of the Advanced GCE course may be completed as an AS Level and credited. Students may continue into year two and take the full Advanced GCE qualification. Year one is made up of two units.
Unit 1. Art and Design coursework: In this unit, students will have opportunities to generate practical work, ideas and research from primary and contextual sources. They will experiment with media and processes, and develop and refine their ideas, presenting their outcomes. At the beginning of the unit there is a short induction course to introduce a range of working processes and good practice.
Unit 2. Externally Set Assignment: The paper consists of one broad-based thematic starting point. Students will develop preparation over a period of time and sit an eight hour examination under controlled conditions.
Year A2 content:
The full Advanced GCE has four units. Two from year one; two from year two.
Unit 3. Art and Design coursework: This unit incorporates two linked elements, each with separate final outcomes: Practical work and Personal study. Practical work provides the opportunity for students to pursue their own creative ideas. The personal study of 1000-3000 words is linked to the practical work and requires students to produce an illustrated dissertation on a selected aspect of others art.
Unit 4. Externally Set Assignment: The paper consists of one broad-based thematic starting point. Students will develop preparation over a period of time and sit a twelve hour examination under controlled conditions.
Students require a minimum of 5 A*-C grades at GCSE or equivalent, including grade B or above in Art and Design or a merit at BTEC First Diploma/ Certificate or equivalent.
60% of marks come from coursework units; 40% of marks come from externally set assignment units. All units are assessed at the centre.
Progression to higher level courses in Art and Design is normally through application to a Foundation course at Art College before applying to a degree course in a specialist area. Studying Art and Design for its own sake develops transferable skills, which can take you into employment. Success at this level requires determination and dedication.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chobham Academy directly.