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Art and Design AS/A2 at Caludon Castle Business Enterprise School

Course description

Students will study Art and Design, following the Fine Art endorsement, which allows students to develop their practical skills, as well as deepen their intellectual understanding of the subject area.

All the work is practically based, and evidenced in a sketchbook and through final outcomes.

Course content

AS course content:

Component: ‘Personal Creative Enquiry’. 100% of qualification/100 marks.

 

A level course content:

Component 1: Personal Investigation (60% of qualification. 120 marks)

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment (40% of qualification. 80 marks)

 

Entry requirements

B in GCSE Art or strong evidence of artistic ability presented as a portfolio.

Assessment

AS course content / Assessment

Component: ‘Personal Creative Enquiry’. 100% of qualification/100 marks.

This course consists of one component. Referred to the ‘Personal Creative Enquiry’ it is 100% of qualification/100 marks. The ‘Personal Creative Enquiry’ consists of an extended, exploratory project/portfolio and outcome/s based on themes and subject matter which are personal and meaningful to the learner.

The Enquiry must integrate critical, practical and theoretical work. The learner will be required to select, evaluate and present work for assessment. Submissions will be assessed through the use of the assessment objectives.

Work will be determined by the learner and teacher, assessed by the teacher and externally moderated. No time limit: duration to be determined by the centre taking into account the May deadline for submission of internal marks to WJEC.

A level course content / Assessment

Component 1: Personal Investigation (60% of qualification. 120 marks)

A component of the course entitled 'Personal Investigation' and is internally determined by the learner and teacher, internally assessed and externally moderated.

1) First part of this component is a major in-depth critical, practical and theoretical investigative project/portfolio and outcome/s based on themes and subject matter that have personal significance.

2) Second part of this component is an extended written element of 1000 words minimum, which may contain images and texts and must clearly relate to practical and theoretical work using an appropriate working vocabulary and specialist terminology.

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment (40% of qualification. 80 marks)

A controlled examination component of the course.  Set by WJEC, internally assessed and externally moderated. The Externally Set Assignment consists of two parts:

Part 1: Preparatory study period:

1) February1st and any time thereafter, Exam Paper is released with titles and visual stimuli for learner to select one and elicit a response from.

2) Responses are developed during the preparatory study period. They should take the form of crirical, practical and theoretical preparatory work/supporting studies which inform the resolution of ideas in the 15 hourse sustained focus study.

Part 2: 15 hours of sustained focus work:

1) The resolution of learners' ideas from the preparatory work must be completed during the designated 15 hours and they nmust show how their planning relates to the outcome/s.

2) The period of sustained focus work must be completed under supervised conditions.

 

 

Financial information

None

Future opportunities

AS and/or A Level courses can lead to both employment and Higher Education. Students can go on to study a wide range of courses such as: Art Foundation Courses (one year) Art Degree course (three years) (after a one year Art Foundation Course).

AS or A Level Art can also lead towards specific areas of work (in graphic design studios, media, ceramics, textiles, fashion, architecture, interior design, etc) or towards teaching and art therapy, when combined with other examination successes.

Further information

The Art department envisions developing both the academic and cultural aspects of a student’s life. We aim to develop the students in our lessons into confident individuals who can use the power of the visual language to explore issues, ideologies and situations in a variety of ways. As the students progress through the course we aim to develop and engender key learning habits (in particular risk taking and perseverance) in order to create a learning experience in art that the student will find informative and memorable. We wish to develop students who will be able to explore and respond to all manner of influences during their work in the department, in a creative way.  They will engage with this and develop in a disciplined manner at all times while retaining their individuality.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caludon Castle Business Enterprise School directly.

Last updated date: 21 January 2016
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