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6th Form Curriculum Guide - Year 13 Art
Term 1, 2 and 3Personal Investigation   
Students will reflect on their body of work from year 12 and decide on a starting point. candidates are expected to develop a personal investigation based on an idea, issue, concept or theme leading to a finished piece or pieces. • The practical elements should be linked with some aspect of contemporary or past practice of artists, designers or craftspeople. • Candidates should be selective when deciding what to submit for this unit.
Assessment: The personal Investigation will be assessed as a single unit. Evidence of addressing the Assessment Objectives must be provided in both visual and written elements and connections between these two elements should be clearly established. Sources should be identified and acknowledged. All the work produced for this unit will be marked as a whole. This unit is set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA by visit to the centre. Visits will normally take place in June.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3, 4 and 5Externally set assignment   
Separate question papers will be set for each option. These will consist of a choice of eight questions to be used as starting points. Candidates are required to select one. • Candidates will be provided with examination papers on 1 February, or as soon as possible after that. • All work should be completed and marked to ensure that centre mark forms arrive at AQA and with moderators by the given deadline. • Preparatory work should be submitted in any appropriate form, such as mounted sheets, study-sheets, sketchbooks, workbooks, journals, models and maquettes. When appropriate, sources should be identified and acknowledged.
Assessment: Towards the end of the examination period candidates should complete 15 hours of unaided and supervised time, the first 3 hours of which should be consecutive. Candidates should produce a clearly defined selection of work that makes up a whole, leading to a finished piece or pieces. • Candidates will be assessed on their ability to work independently within the specific time constraints, developing a personal response, and addressing all four assessment objectives. • Candidates should be selective when deciding what to submit for this unit. All the work produced for this unit will be marked as a whole. This unit is set by AQA, marked by the centre and moderated by AQA by visit to the centre.Key Words and Terms
 

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