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Art - Fine Art A-Level at Treviglas Community College

Course description

During this course you will be asked to work on projects to develop your skills and create a coursework portfolio and an exam project in a variety of media. This course has two main components in each year, a coursework portfolio and an exam each worth 50% of the total marks.The course challenges you to improve your skills, ideas and quality of art work. You will have 5hrs a week of curriculum time with your teacher.  In addition you will be asked to work independently for a further 4/5hrs per week on your art work.

If you have studied art and design at GCSE and enjoyed it, this course is the next logical step.

Course content

This course involves working in a variety of media on a variety of scales to develop your skills further. You will be asked to work during your non- contact time on your art work, guided by your teacher feedback.

AS

One year stand alone qualification

60% Coursework Portfolio - Researching the work of artists, developing ideas,observation and recording, and creating final pieces. The portfolio consists of 2/3 main projects which allow students to showcase their skills.

40% Externally set exam project - Researching the work of artists, developing ideas, observation and recording, and creating final pieces The exam project is an externally set practical and will be supported by the classroom teacher, each student chooses a theme from the paper to work from and develop in their own direction.  During the  exam project there is a 10hr piece of timed work during which the students work unaided to complete a final piece.

A2

This is a two year qualification with a terminal exam

60% Coursework Portfolio (personal study) - Researching the work of artists, developing ideas, observation and recording, and creating final pieces. The personal study consists of an essay of 1000-3000 words on a theme of the students choice which acts as a spring board for their practical work.

40% Externally set exam project - The exam paper is issued to students on February 1st. The project is practical and will be supported by the classroom teacher, each student chooses a theme from the paper to work from and develop in their own direction. During the exam project students will create a 15hr final piece during which they will work unaided to produce their piece/s.

Entry requirements

5 grade A*-C including art and design.

Assessment

Your work will be assessed against the A level criteria and you will receive regular written and verbal feedback, which will ensure you are working towards your target grade. At the end of each project you will receive a more formal assessment and an A level grade.  Students are always given time to improve their work and there are often catch up sessions scheduled outside lessons to support individuals’ learning needs.

Future opportunities

Here are a few ideas, Animator,Antique dealer,Architect,Architectural technician or technologist,Art editor,Art gallery curator,Arts administrator,Art therapist,Art valuer,Blacksmith,Bodypiercer,Bookbinder or print finisher,Cabinet maker,Designengineer,Dressmaker,Ergonomist,Exhibition designer,Fashion design assistant,Graphic designer,Jewellery designer-maker to name but a few.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

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