‘AS’ Component 1: Portfolio
The emphasis of this component will be on the development of understanding and skills using an appropriate range of materials, processes and techniques. Students will produce a collection of studies that exemplifies work carried out during the AS course. All students will complete a mini introductory project that will run for approximately 6 weeks. This project will enable students to explore a wide range of materials and techniques in order to enhance their skills and gain a clear understanding of the four Assessment Objectives. Students then develop a project that covers detailed and technical studies which in turn will develop into Abstract outcomes during workshop sessions. Y12 students will then independently choose a theme that will inform their coursework portfolio. Students will have regular tutorials and be taught techniques and processes to reflect their visual research and Artists response.
*Ideally, the ‘A’ Level course is run over two years, therefore students who are taking the two-year (‘A’ Level) route, will not be entered for AS and will be formally assessed by AQA at the end of the full two years.