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Art and Design AS and A Level (Fine Art) at Woodcote High School

Course description

The course challenges students to explore, question and interpret the world, visually and conceptually. Art as a practice is multifaceted and encourages students to respond to specific themes and topics in a creative way. This course allows students opportunities to generate and develop ideas, research primary and contextual sources, record practical and written observations, experiment with media and processes, and refine ideas towards producing resolved outcomes.

Course content

AS Level Course Content

This course involves two modules, coursework and examination.
Students will learn how to:
Develop Ideas Explore Media, Record ideas, Analyze and Review Create and Present Outcomes

Module 1 – Personal investigation (coursework)
Students will work within the context for fine art that can be found in a wide range of sources from historical works in museums, contemporary art shows and fairs, an exhibition at a local gallery, or from films, architecture, music, literature and nature. Supporting studies and practical work will comprise of a portfolio of development work and outcomes based on themes and ideas developed from personal starting points.

Module 2 - Externally Set Assignment (examination)
This incorporates two major elements: preparatory studies and the 10-hour exam period. Preparatory studies will comprise of a portfolio of practical and written development work based on the externally set assignment. During the 10-hour exam period of sustained focus, students will produce final outcomes extending from their preparatory studies in response to the externally set assignment, under examination conditions.

A Level Course Content - AQA

This unit consists of the student’s own personal reflection of choice.
They can work within two or more disciplines.
This will involve:
Developing Ideas Exploring Media, Developing and Applying Skills Researching, Recording, Analysing and Reviewing Creating and Presenting Outcomes

Module 1 - Personal Investigation (Coursework)
Supporting studies and practical work will comprise of a portfolio of development work and outcomes based on themes and ideas developed from personal starting points. Work produced for this specification will demonstrate the use of formal elements and creative skills and give visual form to individual thoughts, feelings, observations and ideas. Students will show evidence of trying to extend their own and others’ way of seeing the world.

Module 2 - Externally Set Assignment (Examination)
This incorporates two major elements: preparatory studies and the 15-hour exam period. Preparatory studies will comprise of a portfolio of practical and written development work based on the externally set assignment. During the 15-hour exam period of sustained focus, students will produce final outcomes extending from their preparatory studies in response to the externally set assignment under examination conditions.

Assessment

AS Level Assessment: Assessment Objectives
A01 Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding = 25%

A02 Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops = 25%

A03 Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress = 25%

A04 Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections between visual and other elements = 25%

Course Weighting:
Coursework 50%
Exam 50%

 

A Level Assessment: Assessment Objectives

A01 Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding = 25%

A02 Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops = 25%

A03 Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress = 25%

A04 Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections between visual and other elements = 25%

Course Weighting:
Coursework 60%
Exam 40%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woodcote High School directly.

Last updated date: 14 October 2016
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