Art & Design A Level Edexcel
It is desirable, although not essential to have previously obtained GCSE Art and Design Level 5 or above.
OVERVIEW OF COURSE:
This course is designed for students who have an interest in Art and Design and who wish to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding. You will have the opportunity to work in a range of 2D and 3D media including Fine Art, Printmaking, Photography and ICT.
COURSE DETAILS AND ASSESSMENT INFORMATION:
Students will complete a range of mini projects allowing them to explore different media, processes and techniques. This will include researching and responding to the work of other artists before experimenting and refining their own work to produce a final outcome. After Christmas students will also have the opportunity to complete an exam question from a previous paper working towards each of the four assessment objectives by producing a portfolio of practical and written work. Although students will receive an end of year grade, this does not contribute towards their final A Level grade.
Component One: Personal Investigation – 60%
WHERE CAN THIS COURSE TAKE ME?
There are many choices open to students following an A Level qualification in Art and Design. Many choose to go on to study at Foundation Level at college before embarking on an appropriate degree course. Studying A Level Art and Design may lead to careers in Graphics, Photography, Architecture, Illustration, Fashion, Advertising, Interior Design, Gaming Design, Museum Curator, Art Therapy and Teaching.
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Examples of students’ work and specifications can be downloaded here: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html
Other useful examples of students’ work can be viewed here: https://www.studentartguide.com/
Students will be guided to select a theme of their own choice. They will respond to this theme by creating a body of work including artist research and development, written and practical preparation work and a final practical outcome. They will also produce a written study of between 1000 and 3000 words in response to their chosen theme and their own practical studies.
Component Two: Externally Set Assignment – 40%
Students will be given a theme and a suggestion of different starting points which will be released by Edexcel on 1st February. This will then allow them time to generate and explore ideas in response to their own research and the work of other artists. For assessment they will produce a portfolio of work demonstrating their written and developmental practical work before producing their final outcome over a 15 hour period of time.