AS Level Course Outline
'Above all else, it is about leaving a mark that I existed: I was here. I was hungry. I was defeated. I was happy. I was sad. I was in love. I was afraid. I was hopeful. I had an idea and I had a purpose and that's why I made works of art.' Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Who Should Study AS Level Art & Design?
Are you inquisitive, creative, driven and open-minded?
Are you curious about a wide variety of art and design processes?
Do you enjoy finding out about different artists and designers?
This course will help you to engage with your creative practice through the refinement of your skills, the development of your ideas and improve your knowledge and analytical skills within the context of Art & Design.
Possible processes to be explored
Drawing, painting, etching, photography, printmaking, textiles, computer-based and 3D design.
Areas of design include:
Exhibition, games, graphics, industrial, interior, landscape, product, textiles and theatre.
Advertising and marketing, architecture, crafts, design, fashion, film, TV, video, radio and photography, IT- software and computer services, publishing, museums, galleries and libraries, music, performing and visual arts.
ART & DESIGN (PEARSON)
Summary of Content at AS Level
Assessment Objectives Simplified
Expectations Of An AS Level Art & Design Student
Students will be expected to:
Summer Work Prior To The Course
Students will be expected to present the following to their tutor and the class at the start of the September term:
A Level Qualification at a Glance (Year 2)
The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Art and Design consists of two components, both teacher assessed and externally moderated by us.
Unit 1: Personal Investigation - 50%
Internally set, assessed by the teacher and externally moderated
This component allows students opportunities to generate and develop ideas, research primary and contextual sources, record practical and written observations, experiment with media and processes, and refine ideas towards producing personal resolved outcome(s).
Unit 2: Externally Set Assignment - 50%
Externally set, assessed by the teacher and externally moderated
This component allows students opportunities to generate and develop ideas, research primary and contextual sources, record practical and written observations, experiment with media and processes, and refine ideas towards producing personal resolved outcome(s) in response to an externally set theme.
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