Art, Craft and Design A level at Chatham Grammar School for Girls
Candidates will follow a course of integrated practical, critical and theoretical study using a variety of media and processes. Students follow an Art, Craft and Design course and may explore areas such as: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Textiles and 3D Design.
Component 1 – Personal Investigation (60%)
This is a practical investigation supported by written material. Students are required to conduct a practical investigation, into an idea, issue, concept or theme, supported by written material. The focus of the investigation must be identified independently by the student and must lead to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes. The investigation should be a coherent, in-depth study that demonstrates the student’s ability to construct and develop a sustained line of reasoning from an initial starting point to a final realisation. The written element should be between 1000 and 3000 words.
Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment (40%)
Students respond to a stimulus, provided by AQA, to produce work which provides evidence of their ability to work independently within specified time constraints (15 hours of exam time). They will develop a personal, meaningful response which addresses all of the assessment objectives and leads to a finished outcome, or series of outcomes.
• Record experiences and observations, in a variety of ways using drawing or other appropriate visual forms; undertake research; and gather, select and organise visual and other appropriate information.
• Explore relevant resources; analyse, discuss and evaluate images, objects and artefacts; and make and record independent judgment.
• Use knowledge and understanding of the work of others to develop and extend thinking and inform own work.
• Generate and explore potential lines of enquiry using appropriate media and techniques.
• Apply knowledge and understanding in making images and artefacts; review and modify work; and plan and develop ideas in the light of their own and others’ evaluations.
• Organise, select and communicate ideas, solutions and responses, and present them in a range of visual, tactile and/or sensory forms.
Students can work entirely in digital media or entirely in non digital media, or in a mixture of both, provided the aims and assessment objectives are met.
All students must obtain five C grade passes at GCSE. In addition the requirements for studying the subject are as follows: it is expected that students should achieve a B grade in Art and Design GCSE.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chatham Grammar School for Girls directly.