Art and Design at City of Norwich School
AS and A level - Edexcel This course has been designed to encourage an adventurous and enquiring approach to art and design. Successful students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of past and contemporary art and design practice and be able to produce work that embraces a range of ideas and a range of traditional and modern and contemporary processes. physics
Unit 1 This unit is intended to form the basis on which you develop your knowledge, skill and understanding in creating a rich visual language within the context of selected ideas. Through class based activities student will develop skills, experiment and explore media, research, contextualise, analyse and review. Follow this students will work on theme based units developing an understanding of how ideas provide stating points leading to independent and personal enquiry showing the ability to analyse and select ideas, record form source, explore and develop critical and analytical language media and process and realise intentions
Unit 2The externally set assignment should build upon the knowledge, skills and understanding gained from Unit 1. The paper is set by the exam board and ideas, experimentation and development are completed in the classroom and independently, leading up to the eight hour exam.
Unit 3This unit incorporates two linked elements; practical work and a personal study. The practical element aims to provide opportunities for you to pursue your own creative, visual ideas in a chosen art area. The personal study is an illustrated dissertation on a selected aspect of others’ art, craft and design. You should develop this study in the light of your chosen focus for the practical coursework for this unit.
Unit 4The externally set assignment should build upon the knowledge, skills and understanding gained from Unit 3. The paper is set by the exam board and ideas, experimentation and development are completed in the classroom and independently, leading up to the twelve hour exam. As with previous units students will show they can develop ideas, explore and experiment with media, develop, apply and refine skills and create and present outcomes.
Practical outcomes produced during the 4 units, including supporting studies is marked out of 80.
Work presented for assessment must fully cover all four assessment objectives. The assessment objectives for AS and A2 are the same. Students are assessed from Limited to Confident at AS level and Basic to Fluent at A2 level
Assessment Objective 1 – Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigation.Assessment Objective 2 – Experiment with and select appropriate resources, media and materials.Assessment Objective 3 – record in visual and/or other forms ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions.Assessment Objective 4 – Realise intentions. Present a personal, informed and meaningful response.
Where can Art lead you?An obvious choice would be to follow a career path that involves a foundation degree or a degree in creative and/or expressive arts. However, the AS/A2 course helps you to develop intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers. Students who study art have a greater awareness of environmental, cultural and political issues, so the possibilities are endless.
A minimum requirement of 3 x A*-B and 3 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 4 A’ levels. A minimum requirement of 5 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 3 A’ levels with directed time. A minimum requirement of a B grade in English Language or Mathematics GCSE for students who wish to study English Literature and Further Mathematics respectively. Other Level 2 qualifications are not accepted as GCSE equivalences.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Norwich School directly.