Art and Design
Art & Design
Specification: Edexcel 8AD0/9AD0
Qualification type: A Level
Entry criteria (GCSE grades) Art & Design Grade 5
AS and A2 Art & Design courses offer the opportunity to explore a wide range of disciplines, including drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media, supported by gallery visits, visiting artists and workshops. Sketchbooks are used to record research, ideas and experiments.
Component 1 Coursework Explore and develop their skills using research and recording from primary sources with opportunities to select sources and contextual images for analysis and inspiration. Students will create final outcomes as the realisation of their ideas.
Component 2 Externally set assignment A paper will be set in January to generate ideas and practical exploration in response to a given theme. Submissions must include preparatory studies and a final timed outcome which is produced over a period of 10 hours.
Component 1 Coursework Practical work provides opportunities to pursue your own ideas in a chosen area of Art. The written element is presented in the form of an illustrated essay.
Component 2 Externally set assignment A paper will be set in January to create practical explorations in response to a given theme. Submissions must include preparatory studies and a final timed outcome which is produced over a period of 15 hours.
How the course is assessed
Both AS and A2 are assessed by marking of practical evidence produced to cover four assessment objectives, each covering 25% of the qualification. AS Component 1 and Component 2 are 50% each of the final grade. A2 Component 1 is 40% and Component 2 is 60% of the final grade.
Foundation Studies in Art & Design, Degree in Architecture, Art & Design, Animation, Theatre Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Art History, Graphic Design, Printmaking and Sculpture, working within galleries, education, film, media, advertising and theatre.
Teacher responsible: Mrs T Hetherington