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Course Type: Full Time

AS/A Level Art and Design

  • Course Code CG60012
  • Start Date 6th September 2018
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

Course title: AS/A Level Art, Craft and Design

Exam board detail: AQA

Type of qualification: A Level (to be studied in conjunction with two other A Level subjects)

Delivery hours per week: 6 hours (1.5-hour lessons)

 

Section 1: Subject Overview

Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of two-dimensional and or three-dimensional media, processes and techniques and new media.

Students should explore the use of drawing for different purposes, using a variety of methods and media on a variety of scales. Students will use sketchbooks to underpin their work where and build up a portfolio of work for the first component and produce one final piece - image/ artefact/photograph for the second component. Students should explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to a range of art, craft and design, from the past and from recent times, including European and non-European examples. This should be integral to the investigating and making processes. Students' responses to these examples must be shown through practical and critical activities that demonstrate their understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.

Students should be aware of the four assessment objectives to be demonstrated in the context of the content and skills presented. They should be aware of the importance of process as well as product.

 

A Level Art , Craft and Design will explore techniques both practical and also with written analysis and annotation . Students A level work starts day one and their sketchbooks should document their journey from research to experimentation, refinement to portfolio pieces.

 

AS Level:

Component 1: Portfolio

Assessed • No time limit • 96 marks • 60% of AS

Non-exam assessment (NEA) set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre. Visits will normally take place in June.

 

Component 2: Externally set assignment

Assessed • Preparatory period + 10 hours supervised time • 96 marks • 40% of AS

Non-exam assessment (NEA) set by AQA, marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre. Visits will normally take place in June.

 

A Level:

Component 1: Personal investigation

Assessed • No time limit • 96 marks • 60% of A-level

Non-exam assessment (NEA) set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre. Visits will normally take place in June.

 

Component 2: Externally set assignment

Assessed • Preparatory period + 15 hours supervised time • 96 marks • 40% of A-level

Non-exam assessment (NEA) set by AQA, marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre. Visits will normally take place in June

 

Section 2: Assessment Overview

Assessment methods include:

Frequent Topic Tests

Mock Assessments

Practical Assessments

External assessments (exams) will take place in the summer term – May/June.

 

Section 3: What do other students study alongside Art, Craft and Design at A Level?

Many students will opt to study Media, English Literature, English Language, Sociology or Psychology depending on their long-term destination.

 

Section 4: What are the possible career opportunities after successful completion of this course?

Going onto a degree in one of the below courses:

Fine Art

Photography

Teaching

Graphic Design

Curating

 

Section 5: How can I find out more if I have a question?

Contacts:

Art Teacher – gailen.manuel@gateshead.ac.uk  

Curriculum Operations Manager - sarah.latheron@gateshead.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

An interview is required and guidance is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

Average B grade GCSE profile (Higher entry criteria is required for anyone looking to study Maths and/or Sciences at A Level). However, if you do not meet this profile please still come to an Open Event to discuss all options with a member of the A Level Team.

Required experience

We welcome applicants without prior experience.

This course is free to those aged 19 years and under.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced course fees. This depends on your individual circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 or over you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee in full upfront, minus a 10% discount.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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