TEACHING AND LEARNING PLAN FOR YEAR 6 / 7 FOR ADVANCED LEVEL ART & DESIGN: FINE ART
Disciplines within Fine Art:
Art & Design A Level is a two-year course consisting of two components:
Component One: Personal Investigation (60% of total qualification)
The component is a centre-set theme chosen in consultation with students. Students are taught to develop ideas, research primary and contextual sources, record practical and written observations with media and refine ideas towards producing personal outcomes. The Personal Investigation incorporates three major elements: supporting studies in the form of an A3 sketchbook, practical work and a personal study. The personal study is a critical written essay showing contextual research and understanding in a minimum of 1000 words.
Component Two: Externally Set Assignment (40% of total qualification)
The component incorporates preparatory studies in the form of an A3 sketchbook and a 15-hour final outcome produced under exam conditions. The Externally Set Assignment is released to the centre on 1st February of year 7 and contains a theme and starting points.
Art & Design A Level requires students to develop skills to:
Students should provide evidence that fulfills the four 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 realizes intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections between visual and other elements.