There are 3 Units required, one at AS and two at A2. Experimenting and Developing are emphasised at ‘AS’ with Recording and Presenting emphasised at ‘A2’.
During AS students will need to write clear annotations and evaluations. The written work must be grammatically correct. At A2 students will need to produce a related Personal Study between 1000 – 3000 words. The written work will need to directly link
to their personal practical project.
Students can present their work as a completed body of work. This can be done in sketchbooks, workbooks on formal presentation sheets or a digital presentation. The work must reflect exploration of ideas, research, various techniques and skills. The quality
of the work produced is very important. Students must learn to be able to select work for presentation before moderation in April. The work presented must link and reflect clear development leading to a final piece and reflecting their best work. There is
no set format and it could be a variety of sizes, scales, materials and processes.
Students will work within one theme throughout the coursework element of the course. Study trips should be attended and used in conventional class time. Students will be expected to put in several hours a week related to their work and make use of the
open door policy the art department has and the ectra sessions held after school on Wednesday.
6th Form entry requirements, as found on the school's website, and knowledge and experience of 2 of the specialism areas.