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Sculpture/Ceramics *FEES PAYABLE* at Clifton College

Course description

Sculpture/Ceramics is available at both AS and A2 levels. The subject is available to pupils who have gained at least a grade B at GCSE in either Art or Sculpture/Ceramics. Access to the AS/A2 course is at the discretion of the Ceramics teacher. Pupils with less than a B must discuss the situation with both their Sculpture/Ceramics teacher and the Head of Art.

Course content

The AS and A2 Sculpture/Ceramics courses follow the Edexcel Fine Art specifications 9FAO1 and 9FAO2 respectively, which have the same structure as the Fine Art AS/A2 courses. The AS is a standalone qualification with students being examined at the end of the lower sixth year. The AS will not contribute to the overall A2 qualification. The A2 course is a two-year linear course with students being examined at the end of their upper-sixth year. Pupils will be expected to make the decision whether to take the AS course or the full two-year A2 course before commencing work in the lower sixth. It allows and encourages students to look and observe, explore and experiment and learn to think through problems to a successful solution. Its focus is to learn about sculpture, constructing in 3D using materials such as clay, wire, acrylic and plaster. It requires students to think primarily about form and space. They develop knowledge and understanding of the achievements of artists, craftspeople and designers from different cultures, past and present and use these to inspire their own work. Students are encouraged and expected to visit as many exhibitions and galleries as possible in order to see Art and Design in context.

Assessment

AS Modules

1. Art and Design

Course work, internally set and marked, externally moderated, 50% of AS

2. Art and Design

Externally set assignment with final 10 hour examination, externally set, internally marked, externally moderatedd, 50% of AS

 

A2 Modules

3. Art and Design

Coursework, practical work and personal study, internally set and marked, externally moderated, 60% of A Level

4. Art and Design

Externally set assignment with final 15 hour examination, externally set, internally marked, externally moderated, 40% of A Level

Financial information

**FEES PAYABLE**

Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be payable before submitting your application.

Future opportunities

The pottery studio is well equipped with electric throwing wheels, spray booth and large electric kiln. There will be access to Art facilities including drawing studios and the History of Art Library

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years

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    • ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be payable before submitting your application.