Key Stage 5

ART and DESIGN AS and A LEVEL
EDEXCEL 8FAO and 9FAO

THE AS and A LEVEL PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

Over the course of the programme, students will engage in integrated critical, practical and theoretical study in art and design.  This will involve: greater specialisation in media and processes; extended development of particular themes, ideas or issues; further theoretical research and increased requirement to demonstrate understanding through integrated practical and written forms, and other means of communication; how ideas, feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in images and artefacts; how images and artefacts relate to the time and place in which they were made and to their social and cultural contexts; continuity and change in different genres, styles and traditions; a working vocabulary and specialist terminology; recording experiences and observations, in a variety of ways using drawing or other appropriate visual forms; undertaking research; and gathering, selecting and organising visual and other appropriate information; exploring relevant resources; analysing, discussing and evaluating images, objects and artefacts; and making and recording independent judgements; using knowledge and understanding of the work of others to develop and extend thinking and the informing of their own work; generating and exploring potential lines of enquiry using appropriate media and techniques; applying knowledge and understanding in making images and artefacts; reviewing and modifying work; and planning and developing ideas in the light of their own and others’ evaluations; organising, selecting and communicating ideas, solutions and responses, and presenting them in a range of visual, tactile and/or sensory forms.