AS and A Level Art

Board:

Edexcel

Course code:

AS Level: 3690   A2 Level: 3690

Duration:

2 years (full A2 level) or 1 year (AS level)

Aims of the course:

Art and Design encourages students 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

Experience of working with a broad range of media.

An understanding of the interrelationships between art, craft and

design processes and an awareness of the contexts in which they operate.

Topics covered:

AS level and A2 level

Requires students to develop the skills to:

Record experiences and observations, mainly in visual form.

Undertake research and gather, select and organise visual and

other appropriate information.

Explore relevant resources; analyse, discuss and evaluate

images, objects and artefacts; make and record independent

judgements.

Use knowledge and understanding of the work of others to

develop and extend thinking and inform own work

Generate and explore potential lines of enquiry using appropriate

media and techniques.

Apply knowledge and understanding in making images and

artefacts; review and modify work, and plan and develop ideas in

the light of own and others’ evaluations.

Organise, select and communicate ideas, solutions and responses,and present them in a range of visual, tactile and/or sensory forms.

Assessed:

AS
By examination in May, and  evaluation of coursework both internally, and by an Edexcel external moderator in June.

A2
By examination in May, and  evaluation of coursework both internally, and by an Edexcel external moderator in June.

Assessment details:

AS
The Advanced Subsidiary (AS) GCE is the first half of the GCE course and consists of Units 1 and 2.

It may be awarded as a discrete qualification or contribute 50 per cent of the total Advanced GCE marks.

Unit 1: AS Art and Design Coursework 60%

Unit 2: AS Externally Set Assignment - externally set theme and internally marked
40%.

Each unit at AS and A2 is assessed using four assessment objectives. These can be summed up as:

Develop, Experiment, Record, Present

Each unit is assessed separately out of 80 marks.

 

On completion of the AS course, a final grade is awarded from

A* - E

 

A271

The full Advanced GCE award consists of the two AS units (Units 1 and 2), plus two A2 units (Units 3 and 4). Students wishing to take the full Advanced GCE must, therefore, complete all four units.

Unit 3: A2 Art and Design Coursework – made up of Practical work and a Personal study 60%

Unit 4: A2 Externally Set Assignment – externally set theme and internally marked

40%

 

Each unit at AS and A2 is assessed using four assessment objectives. These can be summed up as:

Develop, Experiment, Record, Present

Each unit is assessed separately out of 80 marks.

 

On completion of the A2 course, marks are combined with those achieved at AS in a final GCE grade from A* - E

Leads to:

Courses might include:

 

• A degree course of your choice at University.

• BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design that can lead on to a

  Degree in a range of different courses at Art College, including  

  Architecture, Graphic design, Fashion, Fine Art, etc. 

 

 

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