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Art and Design AS and A level at Eastbrook Comprehensive School

Course description

You will be required to work from a given starting theme towards more well-considered conclusions by using a sketchbook to develop your ideas and document your investigation. At A2 you will also be required to identify a “problem” in artistic practise and present your thoughts and solutions. 

Course content

Year 12 Unit 1  

You will work on a set of tasks that explore a variety of different mediums techniques and processes based on a theme. You will be expected to explore the work of artists and respond and analyse their practise. You will learn to use appropriate language and practises to express your ideas. Work will progress to towards personalised and independent learning. 

Unit 2

The External Set Assignment is also thematic and will be given to you in February. The timed test will take place in the Summer Term.  All work must be completed by beginning of June.

Year 13

Unit 3

You will be asked to consider a “creative problem” that you will investigate through a series of experiments. As part of this activity a contextual study will require you to link own practical work with a broader study of the world of art, craft and design.  Your outcomes could take the form of a substantial display or illustrated thesis of up to 1500 – 2000 words.

Unit 4

The External Set Assignment is also thematic and will be given to you in February. The timed test will take place in the Summer Term.   

Entry requirements

C and above in Art & Design.  A grade C in English and Maths is also necessary. 

To guarantee progression onto the A2 course you must have successfully completed AS in Art with least a D grade 

This course requires that you are able to work independently. A commitment of between 4-6 hours per week independent study is necessary in order for you to fulfil the demands of the course. Career Pathways are explicitly nurtured throughout the course on the understanding that a career in the Creative Industries provides life long opportunities for learning.      

Assessment

Unit 1: Coursework 60%

Unit 2: Externally set assignment 40%

Unit 3: Coursework 60%

Unit 4: Externally set assignment 40% 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eastbrook Comprehensive School directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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