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A level Art - Years 12 & 13

Specification

Edexcel Fine Art: The specification and assessment structure can be found at the link: https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/demo/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/art-and-design-2015.html

The Art course is aimed at students who have a genuine interest and enjoyment of the visual arts.  Students are encouraged to make informed personal and imaginative responses to specific themes with guidance and instruction by the teacher.

Students who choose to take Art will take part in offsite activities as well as practical based studies, visiting major galleries and exhibitions in the UK and in Europe as part of their critical element of the course and allowing students to gain knowledge, understanding of the history of Art and different cultures.  Students will also make visits to local places for practical workshops and drawing sessions to inform their project work.

During the course, students are required to complete 4 units at A Level.  Students are required to keep a work journal (sketch book) throughout the course, which alongside their preparatory work, artist research and final piece makes up a unit of work.

The course is exciting, challenging and rewarding, allowing each student to build on their skills in critical studies and in a broad range of media, from many different starting points and themes.

If you are interested in the course and have further questions please see Mr Radbourne.

Year 12

  Topic Further details about the topic Skills
Autumn Term
1

Realism

Concealed and Revealed

Students critically analyse artists work. Students explore artists methods

Drawing / Painting / Observation / Collage / Photography / Imagination / Digital Media

Knowledge and understanding.

2

Realism

Concealed and Revealed

Present Personal Response

Drawing / Painting / Observation / Collage / Photography / Imagination / Digital Media

Knowledge and understanding.

Spring Term
1

Realism

Concealed and Revealed

Select ideas from artists. Generate mind map for outcomes

Drawing / Painting / Observation / Collage / Photography / Imagination / Digital Media

Knowledge and understanding.

2 Externally Set Assignment Present Personal Response  
Summer Term
1 Contrasts Realisation Review  

Drawing / Painting / Observation / Collage / Photography / Imagination / Digital Media

Knowledge and understanding.

2 Contrasts Realisation Review  

Drawing / Painting / Observation / Collage / Photography / Imagination / Digital Media

Knowledge and understanding.

Year 13

  Topic Further details about the topic Skills
Autumn Term
1 The Home Students critically analyse artists work. Students explore artists methods.

Drawing / Painting / Observation / Collage / Photography / Imagination / Digital Media

Knowledge and understanding.

2 The Home Present Personal Response.

Drawing / Painting / Observation / Collage / Photography / Imagination / Digital Media

Knowledge and understanding.

Spring Term
1 The Home Select ideas from artists. Generate mind map for outcomes.

Drawing / Painting / Observation / Collage / Photography / Imagination / Digital Media

Knowledge and understanding.

2 Externally Set Assignment Present Personal Response.

Drawing / Painting / Observation / Collage / Photography / Imagination / Digital Media

Knowledge and understanding.

Summer Term
1 Externally Set Assignment Present Personal Response.

Drawing / Painting / Observation / Collage / Photography / Imagination / Digital Media

Knowledge and understanding.

Assessments

Resources Topic Type of assessment
CAT 1 Present Personal Response A level  Fine Art Assessment Objectives.
CAT 2 Present Personal Response A level  Fine Art Assessment Objectives.
CAT 3 Present Personal Response A level  Fine Art Assessment Objectives.
CAT 4 Present Personal Response A2 Assessment Objectives
CAT 5 Present Personal Response

A2 Assessment Objectives

CAT 6 Present Personal Response A2 Assessment Objectives

Main Resources

Resource Details Term
Recommended reading Taschen Art Series
The Story of Art. E.H.Gombrich
All
Recommended websites http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/art/video/ All
Equipment Sketch book, graded pencils, paint, paper camera and digital media. All

Enrichment opportunities

Activity Day and time or term
Lunchtime extension classes during free periods and after school in the Sixth Form Art Areas. Day

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