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Art and Design at Yavneh College

Course description

Exam Body: Edexcel

The course content is exciting and varied, allowing students the opportunity to explore a range of artists‘ work as well as to develop their own ideas and skills. The structure of the course is designed to help students to acquire the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to create, develop and present high quality work. This will involve students using a range of primary and secondary sources, as well as working two and three-dimensionally in a variety of media. By developing their practical skills, techniques and processes, students will be able to progress to a standard that allows progression to further study or training.

Course content

Units studied at AS level:

Unit 1: Coursework Portfolio (60% of AS grade – internally set and marked, externally moderated.)

In this unit, students have opportunities to generate practical work, ideas and research from primary and contextual sources. They experiment with media and processes and develop and refine their ideas, presenting their outcomes. This Unit is internally assessed.

Unit 2: Externally Set Assignment (40% of AS grade – externally set, internally marked)

This unit represents the culmination of the AS course and involves students showing evidence of the development of visual language skills. There is a timed element of 8 hours at the end of examination period.

Units studied at A2 level:

Unit 3: Personal Investigation (60% of A2 grade – internally set and marked, externally moderated)

In this unit students generate and develop ideas for their own practical work and a linked personal study from a self-selected or negotiated focus. In their practical work, students explore and select a wide range of media and methods to develop their visual language skills.

Unit 4: Externally Set Assignment (40% of AS grade – externally set, internally marked)

The delivery of this unit is planned with appropriate guidance and technical support, to ensure that students achieve the best possible grades, reflecting their true potential. This unit enables students to build on the knowledge, skills and understanding gained from their experiences in Unit 3. They must respond to the theme from the Externally Set Assignment and produce their own creative outcome(s). The timed element of 12 hours will be carried out at the end of the examination period.

Entry requirements

Students must have achieved at least Grade B in GCSE Art to study this course. Students are also expected to have thorough experience in drawing, painting and working with a variety of media.

Please refer to the the school's course booklet for further entry requirements.

Future opportunities

Creativity is at the core of many careers and an advanced level qualification in Art and Design will give students the necessary skills they need to succeed in careers as diverse as Architecture, Fashion and Textile Design, Photography, Graphic or Interior Design, Advertising, Illustration and Typography. In addition, this course provides an excellent foundation for a wide range of higher education Art and Design-based courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Yavneh College directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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