Builds on the experience and skills gained by candidates who have sat GCSE Art and Design. Promotes a broad Art and Design experience for AS and a more focused personal response at A2. Provides a solid foundation for study at a higher level, in a range of areas of practice.
A’LEVEL SUBJECT CONTENT
AS 1 Coursework Portfolio
60% of AS...30% of overall award
AS 2 Externally Set Assignment
40% of AS...20% of overall award
A2 1 Personal Investigation
60% of A2…30% of overall award
A2 2 Externally Set Assignment
40% of A2…20% of overall award
Summary of AS/A2 Assessment
There are no examination papers. Coursework is a presentation of work developed from the student’s strengths and personal interests. It consists of visual material, experiment work and in depth written investigations (This includes an Extended Essay in Yr.14) All work is teacher assessed with external CCEA moderation.
This subject will meet the needs of the following students:-
Those who will study the subject at third level and take up a career in which Art and Design education is required.
Those who are not intending to study the subject further but will benefit from the course as they have an interest and an aptitude in the subject
RECOMMENDED SUBJECT GRADE AT GCSE
Art & Design A* / A / B
Career opportunities in Advertizing and Illustration, Interior Design, Architecture, Fashion Design, Theatre and Set Design, Conservation, Art Therapy, Education.
It is also possible to transfer experiences and skills in Art & Design that would be beneficial for a career in the Creative Technologies, Media, Visual Merchandizing, Film and Theatre studies, Retail Management.
Each step within AS and A2 demands a high level of commitment and involvement and students are encouraged to evolve and develop their work, constantly engaging in the creative process. This subject can be rewarding and fulfilling for those students who wish to pursue it.
Art & Design
The course is primarily concerned with:-
Visual and tactile research from primary and secondary sources.
Written research and investigation into art, architecture and design.
Understanding the evaluating work, showing personal involvement throughout.
The GCSE Art & Design course in Mount Lourdes:
Strictly adheres to the GCSE specification as laid out by CCEA.
Offers the opportunity to study Art & Design in a broad, balanced and challenging way.
Part: 1 – The Core Portfolio = 60%
Students are required to present a portfolio of work for Unit: 1 it allows students to develop ideas through research and experiment. The portfolio includes one piece of work that follows the process through to a final outcome.
Part: 2 – Working to a Stimulus = 40%
This paper sets a restricted period of time to develop work based on a set stimulus.
Teaching, Media, Advertising, Theatre, Television, Retail Management,
Hair and Beauty, Art Therapy.
Art and Design is also useful for a career as an Interior Designer, Architect, Photographer, Visual Merchandiser and Craft Instructor.