A Level Art

Please note: students in Year 12 (September 2015) are now following the new specification as outlined below and Year 13 (September 2015) will be following the legacy course outlined underneath

Edexcel (AS: 8AD0   A Level: 9AD0)

Who should study Art?

Anyone, if you are creative enjoy problem solving, are interested in art, fashion, craft, culture, architecture or design. If you have not studied Art or Design at GCSE or equivalent you will need to provide a portfolio of work to demonstrate your current level of technical skill.

The Course

Art, Craft and Design is an inspiring course that gives you the opportunity to develop skills in the field of Fine Art, Craft and Design. Exploring a wide range of practical techniques, learning about different artists and cultures, use your imagination and create a personalised body of art works using various mediums. The new syllabus has given us the opportunity to offer you a wider range of disciplines.

AS

Part 1 (50%):

Personal investigation Coursework unit ‘Form’ September – December 

Part 2 (50%):

Externally set assessment January – April/May

A Level

Part 1 (48%): 

Personal investigation Coursework unit: ‘Form’ September – December (Year 1)

Mock – Externally set assessment paper released on line January – April/May (Year 1)

Personal investigation - Practical and Personal Study June –January (Year 1 & 2)

Part 2 (12%):

Written element: Practical and Personal Study - blog and extended written piece (minimum of 1000 words) June –January (Year 1& 2)

Part 3 (40%):

Externally set assessment February – April/May (Year 2)

Final exhibitions will go up in May/June each year curated by the students  

Assessment

Students are required to produce sufficient amounts of work in each element of the course to meet each of the four assessment objectives. The mark scheme will be shared, explained and referred to throughout the course.

Where it leads

For many years most of our Art students have applied to study Art-related courses and university degrees. A common route is an application to the Art Foundation course (most students apply to Chelsea, Camberwell or Central St Martins, University of the Arts London and The Royal Drawing School). They then go on to study degrees such as Architecture, Fine art, Textiles, Illustration and Product design. For further information on careers and possible routes in Art and Design students can visit the Art inspiration wall in room 11 or ask any of the members of the Art Team.

Please note: The following course is for current (September 2015) Year 13 students only  

Edexcel (A2: 9FA01)

Who should study Art?

Anyone, if you are creative, enjoy problem solving, are interested in art, fashion, culture, architecture or design.

The Course

Fine Art is an inspiring course that gives you the opportunity to develop skills in the field of Art, learn about different artists and cultures, use your imagination and create personalised art works using various mediums. 

AS Fine Art 

Unit 1a 6FA01 Coursework Unit Thematic Enquiry, the Human Condition, Portraiture

Unit 1b 6FA01 Coursework Unit Expressive Study (worth 60% of AS and 30% of the A2)

Unit 2 6FA02 Externally Set Assignment (worth 40% of the AS and 20% of A2)

This is a themed 8 hour examination unit with unlimited preparation from January.

A2 Fine Art 

Unit 3 6FA03 Coursework Unit Practical Work & Personal Study (worth 30% of A2)

Unit 4 6FA04 Externally Set Assignment (worth 20% of A2)

This is a themed 12 hour examination unit with unlimited preparation from January. 

Units must end with final pieces and with an Art Journal that documents the whole process by both visual and written work.

Assessment 

Students are required to produce sufficient amounts of work in each unit of coursework and in each externally assessed unit (examination) that meets the four assessment objectives to succeed.

Where it leads

For many years most of our Art students have applied to study Art-related courses and university degrees. A common route is an application to the Art Foundation course (most students apply to Chelsea or Central St Martins School of Art).