Duration and Levels:
Two Years. AS in year 1, leading to A2 in year 2-Day.
Mode: Full time, daytime.
What does the AS/A2 Level include?
-We follow the Edexcel Fine Art endorsement, which is defined in the specification as ‘work which is produced as an outcome of the student’s personal experience, rather than for a practical function or tightly prescribed brief’.
-You will develop your painting and drawing skills in a variety of media, explore different practices and learn how to convey your ideas visually and in writing using a specialist vocabulary.
-The AS consists of 2 Units; a coursework and exam Unit following set themes, concluding in an 8-hour unaided practical exam over 2 days. The AS Art may be awarded as a separate qualification or count as 50% of the full A2.
-The A2 consists of a further 2 Units; coursework and exam, again working from set themes, concluding in a 12-hour practical exam over 3 days.
What do I need to get onto it?
-To study 3 AS levels, you need to have 5 GCSEs grades A-C (obtained in one sitting).
-To study 4 AS levels, you need to have 6 GCSEs grade A-C (obtained in one sitting).
What type of assessment will be used?
Practical coursework, supervised exam and written work will be assessed according to Assessment Objectives.
What else can I study?
English, Media Studies, Psychology and History are particularly good combinations.