Art AQA AS Level at Littleover Community School
- Students should be creative and enjoy working with a variety of materials and techniques.
- Students should have an understanding of how to manipulate the basic elements in art - colour tone, form line, etc., and the place of art, craft and design in the world - its history and purpose.
- Students should have a genuine interest in creating and understanding art and have the determination to develop that interest.
AS - Preferably a one year course.
Component 1 – Portfolio:
This five month component offers rich opportunities for students to creatively develop a broad range of artwork that explores a diverse range of making processes such as drawing, printmaking, painting and ICT image manipulation.
As with all other units, teaching programmes are designed to encourage students to develop the knowledge and understanding of art as well as placing their practical work in a context with reference to the work of other artists.
Component 2 - Externally set assignment:
Students are given a six-week preparatory period to respond to one of five questions that is set by the Examination Board. Students will receive examination papers in February. This response includes:
- Generating a range of ideas.
- Appropriate research into sources and contexts.
- Primary recording and analysis of sources and contexts.
- Development of ideas, review and refinement.
- Synthesis of ideas and outcomes which connect with appropriate contexts.
- Work is produced within a period of 15 hours in an examination.
Littleover Community School Sixth Form specialises in AS and A2 Level Courses - we do not offer any alternative/vocational courses. Regardless of which 'wave' of the ongoing A Level reforms each subject is in, we will expect all students to sit AS examinations at the end of Year 12 and A2 examinations at the end of Year 13.
We therefore expect all students to enrol to study 4 AS Levels in Year 12. Most students will then drop one subject at the end of Year 12 having completed the AS Level qualification, continuing with the other 3 to A2 level.
The minimum entry criteria for Littleover Community School Sixth Form is 5 A*-C/9-5 grades at GCSE including Maths and English Language. Students who achieve a grade 4 in Maths or English Language will be considered on an individual basis.
However, the vast majority of our students will achieve 8 or more A*-C/9-5 grades with A*-8/9-6 in the subjects they wish to study at A Level. If students plan to study subjects that they have not studied at GCSE level we will expect A*-B/9-6 in subjects that have a similar skills set.
Specific Entry Criteria: GCSE graded A"-B in Art (Students who have not studied Art at GCSE will be required to submit a portfolio of work for consideration).
Method of Assessment: AS Course
- Internally set; internally marked; externally moderated.
- Exam month: 5 month portfolio development
- Externally set; internally marked; externally moderated.
- Exam month: Exam period February - June
There are many opportunities in a wide range of careers and further education:
- Product and Industrial Design
- Film and Media
- Computer Aided Design
- Fashion/Interior Design
- Foundation course in Art leading to BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Art History, Graphics, etc
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Littleover Community School directly.