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A Level

Fine Art & Textiles

2 year reformed A Level course (from Sept 2015 onwards)


Year 12

Autumn Term

Component 1: Personal Investigation - Introduction to Fine Art – Skill based units 

  • Draw
  • Paint
  • Print
  • Sculpt

​Spring Term

Component 1: Personal Investigation - Thematic Developments

Controlled Assessment: A personal response to a previously studied theme. A period of preparation time and a five hour practical exam. 1000 word essay: Compare & Contrast 2 works of Art, contextualising information.

Thematic developments

  • Bodies & Gestures
  • Faces & Feelings
  • Urban & Suburban Landscapes
  • Critical & Contextual response

Summer Term

Component 1: Personal Investigation – Personal Development Part 1

Response to a brief – A period of preparation time & a 10 hour moderated internal exam.

Personal Investigation development. A practical project accompanied by a 3000 word essay that  links to the students field of study. This continues through the summer and into Year 13.

Year 13

Autumn Term

  • Unit 3 : Personal Investigation: A practical project accompanied by a 3000 word essay that links to the students field of study.

Spring Term

  • Unit 3 : Personal investigation (finishes 31 January).
  • Unit 4: Externally set examination – A period of preparation time and a fifteen hour examination.

Summer Term

  • Unit 4: Externally set examination – completion.

Useful links and websites

 Pinterest - a virtual gallery and resource centre for all art students.

 


Assessment information

We follow the AQA Fine Art Syllabus  7202

Information about the course can be found here: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/as-and-a-level/art-and-design.

Student work is assessed using the four AQA assessment objectives:

  • AO1:Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding
  • AO2:Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops
  • AO3: Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress
  • AO4: Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections between visual and other elements

The assessment takes place after each clearly defined unit or section of work and feedback is given in sketchbooks, progress logs, verbally and via Google Classroom.