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Art and Design A Level at South Bromsgrove High

Course description

Unit 1 – 50% of the total AS marks – 80 marks available.
Coursework Portfolio– 25% of the total A level marks.
Coursework no time limit.

Candidates should produce a collection of material which exemplifies work carried out during the AS course. Candidates should be selective when deciding what to submit for this unit. The contents of the portfolio will be determined by the nature of the course of study. All students will follow an Art, Craft, and Design endorsement.

Set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA by visit to the centre. Visits will normally take place in June.

Unit 2 – 50% of the total AS marks – 80 marks available.
AS Externally Set Assignment– 25% of the total A level marks.

Candidates select one of five starting points. The externally – set assignment will last from 1st February until the deadline for receipt of marks. Candidates may produce preparatory work and a finished piece or pieces of work of a wholly developmental nature. Candidates should be selective when deciding what to submit for this unit.

During this period candidates complete 5 hours unaided, supervised time, in which they focus on developing ideas.

Set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA by visit to the centre. Visits will normally take place in June.

Unit 3 – 25 % of the total A Level marks – 80 marks available.
Personal Investigation
Coursework No time limit.

Candidates continue to work in the endorsement chosen at AS. Candidates are required to develop personal investigation based on an idea, concept or theme, supported by 1000 - 3000 words, leading to a finished piece or pieces. Candidates should be selective when deciding what to submit for this unit. Set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA by visit to the centre. Visits will normally take place in June

Unit 4 – 25 % of the total A Level marks – 80 marks available.
A2 Externally – Set Assignment

Candidates select one of eight starting points. The externally – set assignment period will last from 1st February until the deadline for receipt of marks. Candidates should produce preparatory work and a finished piece or pieces of work. Candidates should be selective when deciding what to submit for this unit. Towards the end of this period candidates complete their final piece of work during 15 hours of unaided, supervised time. Set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA by visit to the centre. Visits will normally take place in June.

Entry requirements

Grade B or better in GCSE Art and Design

Future opportunities

This course lays an appropriate foundation for further study of Art and Design or related subjects in Higher Education. In addition, it is suitable for the diverse range of candidates who wish to develop their interest in and enjoyment of Art and Design, fostering its value in lifelong learning.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Bromsgrove High directly.

Last updated date: 23 June 2015

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