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Art, Craft and Design A-Level at Oakgrove School

Course description

This is an A-Level Art, Craft and Design course, consisting of 4 units.

Course content

AS Level: 

Component 1: Portfolio

  • The emphasis of this component will be on the development of understanding and skills using an appropriate range of materials, processes and techniques. Students should produce a collection of materials that exemplifies work carried out during the AS course.

Component 2: Externally set assignment

  • Separate question papers will be provided for each title. These will consist of a choice of five questions to be used as starting points. Students are required to select one. Students will be provided with examination papers on 1 February, or as soon as possible after that date.

A2 Level:

Component 1: Personal investigation

  • This is a practical investigation supported by written material. Students are required to conduct a practical investigation, into an idea, issue, concept or theme, supported by written material. The focus of the investigation must be identified independently by the student and must lead to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes.

Component 2: Externally set assignment

  • Separate question papers will be provided for each title. Each question paper will consist of a choice of eight questions to be used as starting points. Students are required to select one. Students will be provided with examination papers on 1 February, or as soon as possible after that date.

 

Assessment

Component 1 Portfolio: Portfolio of work. Assessment:

  • No time limit
  • 96 marks
  • 60% of AS

Component 2 Externally set assignment: Response to an externally set assignment:

  • Preparatory period
  • + 10 hours supervised time
  • 96 marks
  • 40% of AS

Component 1 Personal Investigation: Personal investigation:

  • No time limit
  • 96 marks
  • 60% of A-level

Component 2 Externally set assignment: Response to an externally set assignment:

  • Preparatory period
  • + 15 hours supervised time
  • 96 marks
  • 40% of A-level

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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