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Farlingaye High School

Art and Design

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Edexcel 9AD0


Qualification type:

A Level


Entry criteria (GCSE grades):

5 in Art


Subject description:

A level 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.


Year 1 - Components:

Component 1 Coursework

Students will 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 a range of practical outcomes as the realisation of their research, creating a foundation of skills to develop from. A developmental task will be set in January to generate ideas and practical exploration in response to a given theme that students will personalise. This will be evidenced in sketchbooks and a range of larger outcomes.


Year 2 - Components:

Component 1 Coursework

Practical work continues to provide opportunities to pursue your own ideas in a chosen area of Art. A written element is presented in the form of an illustrated essay, which will link to your ideas. Students will develop a clear line of enquiry towards a final outcome that is a summary of their A level course demonstrating, skills, concepts and links and connections to research.

Component 2 Externally set assignment

A paper will be set in January which will 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:

A level is assessed by marking of practical evidence produced to cover four assessment objectives. Component 1 is worth 60 % of the final grade, Component 2 is worth 40% of the final grade.


Post-18 opportunities:

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.