Art – KS5
Course name: Art and Photography (both subjects are offered at A level)
Examination Board and syllabus nos:
EDEXCEL – AS Art 8AD01, AS Photo 8PY01, A2 Art 9AD01, A2 Photo 9PY01
The GCE in Art/Photography has been designed to ensure that not only practical artistic skills and abilities should be developed in any course of study, but also that the study of Art/Photography and its various contexts should form part of any student’s education.
Therefore, in addition to making artifacts, students should be encouraged to reflect on their own work and on the work of others.
AS in Art/Photography students should engage in integrated critical, practical and theoretical study in Art/photography.
All endorsements allow students to work with both traditional and new media.
Aims The aims of the Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Edexcel GCE in Art encourage students to develop:
- intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers
- investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills, aesthetic understanding and critical judgement
- independence of mind in relation to developing their own ideas, refining their own intentions and personal outcomes
- an interest in, enthusiasm for, and enjoyment of Art/Photography
- experience of working with a broad range of media, including traditional and new media technologies
- an understanding of the interrelationships between Art/Photography processes and an awareness of the contexts in which they operate.
60% to coursework and 40% to the exam unit. All work is presented as an exhibition at the end of course. The 8 hour AS exam or 12 hour A2 exam is based on 8 weeks of preparation on a theme set by the exam board.
Homework supports the class work themes and is an opportunity for independent research.
Art/Photography materials at home are very helpful in completing the homework elements.
The Tate Gallery and EDEXCEL produce useful information that is helpful to the students.
Supporting your child’s progress
Parents can support their child’s progress by encouraging them to go to the Art galleries independently of those trips which are organised by the department.