How long does it last? Two years for A Level (A one year AS Level qualification is co-teachable)
Course Codes: 7202
Exam Board Specification: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/art-and-design/specifications/AQA-ART-SP-2015.PDF
Students who take this course:
Students will normally have gained at least a grade B in Art GCSE and are passionate about the subject. They will be encouraged to take their work forward in a personal way. They may be considering a career in the creative industries. Students might go on to an Art Foundation course, then on to related courses at university.
Students follow a wide ranging course making a personal response, exploring the world through the visual arts in 2D and 3D media, using photography, print-making and sculpture. Gallery and studio visits connect students with the work of other artists. Over the course students build up a portfolio of work before taking an assessment set by the exam board.
Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences employing a range of traditional and new media, processes and techniques appropriate to their chosen areas of study. Knowledge of art, craft and design will be developed through research, the development of ideas and through making, working from first-hand experience.
The AS is studied over one year. AS can be taken as a stand-alone qualification.
Component 1: Portfolio—60% of AS.
Component 2: Externally set assignment—40% of AS.
A Level is studied over two years.
Component 3: Personal investigation—60% of A Level.
Component 4: Externally set assignment—40% of A Level.