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Art and Design A Level at Pembroke School/ Ysgol Penfro

Course description

AS Course Content

·         ART1 – One unit of coursework based on themes and subject matter developed from personal starting points.  All work will be selected, evaluated and presented for assessment by the candidates.  Critical contextual understanding may be demonstrated through written, visual, oral or other appropriate forms.

·         ART2 – One unit that comprises an externally set assignment presented to the candidates at the start of the preparation period for the controlled test that will be a continuous period of focused study of eight hours. All work will be selected, evaluated and presented for assessment by the candidates.  Critical contextual understanding may be demonstrated through written, visual, oral or other appropriate forms.

 

A2 Course Content

·         ART3 – One unit of coursework based on themes and subject matter developed from personal starting points that requires the candidate to communicate their understanding through integrated images and tests that includes a written element of no less than 1000 words.  All work will be selected, evaluated and presented for assessment by the candidates.  Critical contextual understanding may be demonstrated through written, visual, oral or other appropriate forms.

·         ART4 – One unit that comprises an externally set assignment presented to the candidates at the start of the preparation period for the controlled test that will be a continuous period of focused study of twelve hours. All work will be selected, evaluated and presented for assessment by the candidates.  Critical contextual understanding may be demonstrated through written, visual, oral or other appropriate forms.

Entry requirements

·         Minimum entry level C Grade in Art/Design.

·         A good work ethic is essential in this practical work based subject.

Assessment

·         AO1 – Contextual Understanding – Analysis and evaluation of artists or designers’ work appropriate to intention.

·         AO2 -  Creative Making – Explorative ideas developed and experimented using appropriate techniques that are subject to continuous reflection and analysis.  Integration of the formal elements.

·         AO3 – Reflective Recording – Confident observed drawings using a variety of media and techniques, thoughts and insights in either written or visual forms, initial ideas appropriate to intention.

·         AO4 – Personal Presentation – Imaginative outcomes showing clear links to artist or designers of choice, analysis and evaluation of all work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Pembroke School/ Ysgol Penfro directly.

Last updated date: 18 September 2015

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