A Level Art & Design

Course ID
A-Level-Art-Des

Art and Design provides students with opportunities to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms.

The specification comprises two units at AS and two units at A2. Students should be introduced to a variety of experiences employing a range of media, processes and techniques appropriate to the chosen area of study:

Course content

Students will produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas including painting, drawing, mixed-media, textiles, sculpture, land art, printmaking and photography: lens-based and/or light-based media.

Entry requirements

Prior Learning.

It is recommended that pupils have at least a C grade GCSE in Art or Design. If not it is advisable to bring a small portfolio of Artwork to demonstrate skills.

Assessment

AS Course

Unit 1 – Coursework Portfolio

40%

Of overall AS, 25% of A Level No time limit

80 marks

Portfolio of work set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA.

 

Unit 2 – Externally Set Assignment

36%

Of overall AS, 25% of A Level Supervised time 5 hours 80 marks

Work produced will be marked by the centre and moderated by AQA.

 

A2 Course

Unit 3 – Personal Investigation

Externally set assignment.

24%

Of A Level No time limit 80 marks

 

 

Future opportunities

A level Art and Design provides a suitable foundation for the study of Art or design in a range of higher education courses or direct entry into employment in the creative world of Art, Illustration, Film, Photography etc.

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