AS/A Level Art & Design

AS Level

Art and Design comprises a number of disciplines. The school can currently offer:
Painting; Ceramics; Sculpture; Photography; Printmaking; Fine Art.

Component 1: Portfolio
What's assessed - Portfolio of work
No time limit
96 marks
60% of AS

Non-exam assessment (NEA) set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre. Visits will normally take place in June.

Component 2: Externally set assignment
What's assessed - Response to an externally set assignment
Preparatory period + 10 hours supervised time
96 marks
40% of AS

Non-exam assessment (NEA) set by AQA, marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre. Visits will normally take place in June.

Component details

Component 1: Portfolio
The contents of the portfolio will be determined by the nature of the course of study.
The emphasis of this component will be on the development of understanding and skills using an appropriate range of materials, processes and techniques. Students should produce a collection of materials that exemplifies work carried out during the AS course.

Component 2: Externally set assignment
Separate question papers will be provided for each title. These will consist of a choice of five questions to be used as starting points. Students are required to select one. Students will be provided with examination papers on 1 February, or as soon as possible after that date.
Preparatory period - from 1 February


Following receipt of the paper students should consider the starting points and select one. Preparatory work should be presented in any suitable format, such as mounted sheets, design sheets, sketchbooks, workbooks, journals, models and maquettes.
Supervised time – 10 hours

A-level

Art and Design comprises a number of disciplines. The school can currently offer:
Painting; Ceramics; Sculpture; Photography; Printmaking; Fine Art.

Component 1: Personal investigation
What's assessed - Personal investigation
No time limit
96 marks
60% of A-level

Non-exam assessment (NEA) set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre. Visits will normally take place in June.

Component 2: Externally set assignment
What's assessed - Response to an externally set assignment
Preparatory period + 15 hours supervised time
96 marks
40% of A-level

Non-exam assessment (NEA) set by AQA, marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre. Visits will normally take place in June.

Component details

Component 1: Personal investigation
This is a practical investigation supported by written material.

Component 2: Externally set assignment
Separate question papers will be provided for each title. Each question paper will consist of a choice of eight questions to be used as starting points. Students are required to select one. Students will be provided with examination papers on 1 February, or as soon as possible after that date.

Preparatory period – from 1 February
Following receipt of the paper students should consider the starting points and select one. Preparatory work should be presented in any suitable format, such as mounted sheets, design sheets, sketchbooks, workbooks, journals, models and maquettes.
Supervised time – 15 hours