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.