Accessibility links

Fine Art AS/A2 Level at Woodlands School

Course description

 

The aims of this course are to encourage candidates to develop:

  • Intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers;
  • Investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills, aesthetic understanding and critical judgement;
  • Independence of mind in relation to developing their own ideas, refining their own intentions  and personal outcomes;
  • An interest in, enthusiasm for, and enjoyment of art, craft and design;
  • The experience of working with a broad range of media, including traditional  and new media and technologies;
  • An understanding of the interrelationships between art, craft and design processes  and an awareness of the contexts in which they operate;
  • Knowledge, understanding and application of art, craft, design, media (traditional and new)  and technologies in contemporary and past societies and cultures;
  • An awareness of different roles, functions, audiences and consumers of art, craft and design practice.

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

 

Minimum entry requirement is a grade B in Art at GCSE.

Assessment

 

AS Units:

Coursework Portfolio

  • Candidates produce a portfolio of work from the theme of Decomposition.
  • Focus is on including work that shows exploration, research, acquisition of techniques and skills.

Controlled Assignment

  • Candidates select one starting point from an early release question paper.
  • Candidates prepare for a minimum of three weeks.
  • Candidates participate in a five hour exam.

A2 Units:

Personal Investigation

  • Candidates submit one major project that has a personal significance.
  • The investigation includes a related personal study that must be between 1000 and 3000 words.

Controlled Assignment

  • Candidates select one starting point from an early release question paper.
  • Candidates prepare for a minimum of three weeks.
  • Candidates are then given 15 hours of controlled time to realise their ideas into a final outcome or outcomes.

Future opportunities

N/A

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

Venues