EDEXCEL: A Level Art and Design
This course encourages students to develop:
- Intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers
- Investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills, aesthetic understanding and judgement
- An understanding of the relationships between art and artists and an awareness of the contexts in which they operate
- Knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design in contemporary societies, and in other times and cultures.
|A body of work produced in response to a
theme chosen by the Art Department
Externally Set Assignment
|A body of work showing development of ideas,
based on a student’s chosen starting point, from a given theme
|Approximately 8 weeks of preparation
time followed by a 15 hour exam, over 3 days.
Students will be assessed to these criteria.
||Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding
||Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops
||Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress
||Present a meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections between visual and other elements.
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Looking Further Ahead
Art can open the door to careers in Graphic Design and Communication, Advertising, Furniture Design, Jewellery Making, Photography, Architecture, Interior Design, Textile Design, Fashion Design, Surface Pattern Design, Web and Game Design and many more.
From last year's Art A level group, 4 of the 5 candidates achieved grades A*-A. Alice went to study Textile Design at Leeds, and Lauren has gone on to do an Art Foundation course at Ravensbourne College.