Art and Design

Art and Design

A Level

3rd Sep `22

2 Years

Full-time

Attleborough Academy Norfolk

Attleborough Academy  Attleborough Academy is an inclusive, friendly and effective learning community with high aspirations and a reputation for innovation.

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Attleborough Academy 

Attleborough Academy is an inclusive, friendly and effective learning community with high aspirations and a reputation for innovation. Excellent relationships between students and staff are at the heart of the ethos of the Academy and are often commented on by those who come in to visit.

The Sixth Form offers a wide range of Advanced Level courses together with additional entitlement activities. We presently have approximately 120 students and this should rise to over 180 over the next couple of years as we are receiving record numbers of applications year on year.

Attleborough Academy was the first Secondary School in East Anglia to be awarded the prestigious Challenge Award for their educational provision for the most able. 

Attleborough students have the chance to develop a wide range of interests:  we run a number of overseas visits each year (including a Ski Trip, and European tours to Italy, Austria, Germany and beyond); in Year 13 students have the opporunity to be elected to the Presidents Team who represent and help to develop the Sixth Form; the Youth STEM Award is being introduced at Gold Level for those who wish to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths; the Duke of Edinburgh Award is offered via our link with the Norfolk D of E group; and much more besides.

Facilities at this Provider:

With significant investment in Facilities having been made over the past few years and additional investment planned, Sixth Formers now enjoy a facility with four separate rooms with upgraded computers and larger screens to enable them to complete private study. With a new Sixth Form building to be developed in the 2020-21 academic year.

A dedicated Progress Mentor is on hand to support students with study and revision skills, as well as offering careers and applications guidance. 

Students are provided with both Office 365 and Google accounts, which enables them to work in the cloud, and install the Office suite of applications at home for free, on up to five computers or laptops.

For students studying Media, Photography, Drama or Product Design, recent investments in new camera equipment give students access to photographic equipment rarely seen on this scale in an education environment. In Computing; the lab gives students an environment to code, test and develop their own solutions to computing problems.

Type of Provider: School with Sixth Form

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Course details

If you have an interest in, enthusiasm for and enjoyment of art, craft and design with intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive capabilities then A level Art & Design is the subject to study.
 
Following the EDEXCEL 8ADO/9ADO specification, you will work under the same four assessment objects for each component: Skills, Recording and Research, The Creative Process and Outcomes. You will show technical manipulation of media; visual literacy, control of formal elements. Primary and secondary recording of visual reference material will enable you to develop research and understanding of contextual references that are relevant to intentions. Throughout your portfolio of work you will explore ideas, techniques and media, reviewing and refining throughout; generating ideas through investigation.  You will be able to bring together investigations in relation to creative intentions to realise and produce final outcome(s).

Component 1: Personal Investigation
This component allows students opportunities to generate and develop ideas, research primary and contextual sources, record practical and written observations, experiment with media and processes, and refine ideas towards producing resolved outcome(s).

This will involve:

  • developing ideas
  • exploring media, developing and applying skills
  • researching, recording, analysing and reviewing
  • creating and presenting outcome(s).
Overview of assessment
Incorporates three major elements: supporting studies, practical work, and a personal study.
Supporting studies and practical work will comprise a portfolio of development work and outcomes based on themes and ideas developed from personal starting points. The personal study will be evidenced through critical written communication showing contextual research and understanding in a minimum 1000 words of continuous prose, which may contain integrated images.
 
Work must cover all four Assessment Objectives and be marked using the criteria in the assessment grid.
Marks available: 55.
 
Component 2: Externally Set Assignment
This component allows students opportunities to generate and develop ideas, research primary and contextual sources, record practical and written observations, experiment with media and processes, and refine ideas towards producing resolved outcome(s) in response to an externally set theme.
 
This will involve:
  • developing ideas
  • exploring media, developing and applying skills
  • researching, recording, analysing and reviewing
  • creating and presenting outcome(s).
 
Students must continue to work within the same title as component 1.
 
Overview of assessment
Incorporates two major elements: preparatory studies and the 15 hour period of sustained focus. Preparatory studies will comprise of a portfolio of practical and written development work based on the Externally Set Assignment. During the 15 hour period of sustained focus, students will produce final outcome(s) extending from their preparatory studies in response to the externally Set Assignment, under examination conditions. The Externally Set Assignment is released on 1 February and contains a theme and suggested starting points. Students have from 1 February until the commencement of the final 15 hour period of sustained focus to develop preparatory work.


Venues

Attleborough Academy, 9 Norwich Road, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AJ

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Qualification: A Level
Exam Board: Pearson
Progression:

Art & Design combines well many subjects particularly Maths, Biology, Geology, Graphics, Product Design and Hair and Beauty. It provides an excellent foundation for many careers and degree courses including Advertising, Archaeology, Cartoonist, Illustrator, Photography, Theatre Design, Beautician, Fashion Designer, Florist, Architect, Movie Making and Teaching.


Admission details

Age: 16-19

Entry Requirements for this Course:

GCSE Art 5  |  English Language 4

Progression into the second year of the course is reliant on students achieving a minimum D grade in the End of Year 1 Exam.

Contact:

  • Andy Cole (Head of Sixth Form)
  • Attleborough Academy Norfolk
  • 01953452335