Students will explore a range of materials and techniques, experimenting and refining whilst developing their ideas, making connections to the work of other artists. They will need to to able to research and analyse the work of other artists with confidence, showing a fluent use of appropriate specialist vocabulary.
Students will use recording skills such as photography, observational drawing (including first hand) and written annotations about their own work, which shows that they can reflect on their own work and make progress.
They will create work which is informed by the work of others, yet is personal and achieves the outcome they intended in a skilful and meaningful way.
Students are assessed against the four assessment objectives, which follow on from GCSE and are equally weighted.
There will be one unit which is known as the Coursework Portfolio, which accounts for 50% of the marks and an Externally Set Assignment which accounts for the other 50%. The Coursework Portfolio runs from September to January and the examination preparatory period begins on 1st February and ends with the examination session of 5 hours in early May.
Exam Board: AQA
A grade C or above at GCSE
A proven record of a positive attitude and commitment to studies within Art, Craft and Design.
You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as History of Art or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Art and Design, which could lead onto higher education in areas of art and design, photography, architecture or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to art and design such as an Architect, Interior Designer, Artist or fashion designer. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.