The AS Art, Craft and Design course is separated into two parts. Part A of the course is concerned with the development of skills. You will work through a series of workshops, tasks and short projects to prepare you for the externally set task, which is responsible for 100% of your overall grade and starts in January. You will present your work in a sketchbook and mounted sheets format. Your tutors will track, and provide regular feedback, on your progress. Part B consists of a choice of externally set starting points. You will complete a project in response to one of these.
All materials and equipment needed to complete the course will be provided. Support/reference materials can be accessed on the department internet page and Pinterest.
Method of assessment (coursework, exam, etc.): Work will be internally assessed and will include:
A paper will be issued from the exam board in January and will provide you with a variety of themes to respond to. There will be a choice of written and visual starting points, briefs and stimuli. A response should be based on one of these options.
Percentage of total AS mark: 100%
Method of assessment (coursework, exam, etc.):
There are four assessment objectives that you are marked on. These are outlined below and will be regularly referred to during assessments and discussions about your work.
Art, craft and design is not just drawing and painting, if offers a range of areas and so it is good for students who want to pursue this area with any of the other art disciplines. This area is good for students with a very definite creative flair and links with many other practical areas.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed art this year.”
“This course is a good experience and was extremely helpful with my art education.”
“The teacher was very supportive and helped me develop my ideas.”
“I feel I have been pushed to achieve my potential.”