Fine Art & Textiles
2 year reformed A Level course (from Sept 2015 onwards)
Component 1: Personal Investigation - Introduction to Fine Art – Skill based units
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.
- Bodies & Gestures
- Faces & Feelings
- Urban & Suburban Landscapes
- Critical & Contextual response
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.
- Unit 3 : Personal Investigation: A practical project accompanied by a 3000 word essay that links to the students field of study.
- Unit 3 : Personal investigation (finishes 31 January).
- Unit 4: Externally set examination – A period of preparation time and a fifteen hour examination.
- Unit 4: Externally set examination – completion.
Useful links and websites
Pinterest - a virtual gallery and resource centre for all art students.
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.