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Art and Design

Subject Description

The course encourages a broad approach, which allows candidates to develop a sound grounding in a number of areas while still exploring the subject in depth. The specification builds on the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired through the GCSE Art course. From very early in the course you will be encouraged to pursue your own ideas and interests through your work. Students will develop ideas using a range of sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding. Experimenting with a selection of media, materials, techniques and processes. Reviewing and refining the work as it progresses. As well as practical studio-based work, students will be expected to keep a sketchbook of responses set as homework.

Links to departmental blogs/websites/social media accounts/moodle/etc.

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-art-and-design-suite-h160-h560/

Future Destinations:

Art and design can lead to careers in:
Media Work: TV; publishing; graphic design; art director; visualise; film camerawork; photographer; advertising; animation etc.

Craft-based Work: silversmith, jewellery design, restorer etc.

Design work: product design; fashion and textiles; interior design; package design; architecture; multimedia design; computer games design and many others.

Qualification:

A Level

Content and Assessment Breakdown:

Unit One

60% of the total AS GCE marks.

Candidates produce a portfolio of work from starting points, topics or themes determined by their centre.

Coursework 100 marks.

Unit Two

40% of the total AS GCE marks.

3–6 weeks of preparation time plus 5 h controlled time. Candidates select one starting point from an early release question paper.

Examined 100 marks.

Unit Three

30% of the total Advanced GCE marks. Candidates submit one major project that has a personal.

significance. The investigation includes a related personal study that must be between 1000 and 3000 words.

Coursework 100 marks.

Unit Four

20% of the total Advanced GCE marks.

3–6 weeks of preparation time plus 15 h controlled time. Candidates select one starting point from an early release question paper.

Examined 100 marks.

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