A Level Art Coursework Examples Of Resignation

This article summarises what is expected for your AS Art Coursework Project (CIE).

CIE AS Art & Design students are required to submit:

  • 1 x project (a two or three-dimensional final work, maximum weight 4.5kgs and maximum dimension in any direction of 750mm);
  • A maximum of four A1 sheets of supporting work (research, recording, development and critical evaluation undertaken during the course, with emphasis on the development of ideas and the use of processes). Work may be presented on both sides. The supporting work must be selective  (i.e. it should be artwork that best portrays your skill and ability, as well as that is relevant to your project and helps to illustrate your development of ideas). The supporting work should include:
    • Source material (your ‘starting point’ / source of inspiration);
    • Development of ideas into personal solutions (original finished pieces);
    • Experimentations with media and processes including trial samples;
    • The influence of historical, contemporary and cultural factors (evidence that you have learnt from other designers and/or artist models).

Coursework should be an individual response to a theme (if you are struggling to come up with a theme, see this article for help coming up with good A Level Art ideas).

Coursework must be focused on one area of study: Painting and Related Media; Textiles; Ceramics; Sculpture; Graphic Design; Fashion Design; Printmaking; Photography, Digital and Lens Media; Jewellery; Puppetry and so on.  Schools usually select which areas are available for students based on the interests of their students and the strength and expertise of their teachers.

 

AS Art Coursework assessment

The AS Coursework project is worth 40% of your final AS grade and 20% of your final A Level Art grade. It is internally assessed, which means it is marked by the Coursework Accredited Art teacher/s at your school and then externally moderated by CIE examiners. Most countries send Coursework to Cambridge University to be moderated; other counties, like New Zealand, are lucky enough to have the examiners travel to them.

The final project and supporting work are assessed together and are given a single mark out of 100, using the following criteria:

 

AS Art Coursework examples

 

 

 

Further AS Level Art Coursework examples and case studies will be added here over the coming months.

This article relates to CIE AS Coursework, Component 2, 9704 A Level Art and Design – the International version of A Levels, assessed by the University of Cambridge. Information is sourced from the CIE A Level Art and Design syllabus.

If you wish to see examples of more great student artwork that would be helpful for AS Art & Design students, please view our Featured Art Projects.

Written by an experienced teacher and Coursework assessor, this article contains help, ideas and guidance for CIE A2 Art & Design students who are working on their A Level Art Coursework projects. 

As part of their A Level Art Coursework, students must submit:

  • 1 x project (a two or three-dimensional final work, maximum weight 4.5kgs and maximum dimension in any direction of 750mm);
  • 1 x folder of supporting work (maximum of 10 x A1 sheets). The supporting work shows the research, recording, development and critical evaluation undertaken during the course. Equal emphasis is placed on the quality of the final piece as is placed on the development of ideas and the use of processes(this is one of the main differences between the AS and A2 Coursework). The supporting work must be selective  (i.e. it should be work that best portrays your skill and ability, as well as work that is relevant and helps illustrate your development of ideas) and it should include:
    • Source material (your ‘starting point’ / source of inspiration);
    • Development of ideas into personal solutions (original finished pieces);
    • Experimentations with media and processes including trial samples;
    • The influence of historical, contemporary and cultural factors (evidence that you have learnt from designers or artist models).
  • 1 x sketchbook (there is no size or length requirement, however A4 is typical). The sketchbook accompanies the supporting work and can be used to record personal reflections, explore the use of processes and analysis of artwork etc. Please read how to produce an amazing sketchbook for more information.

A Level Coursework should be an individual response to a theme (see this article about coming up with good A Level Art ideas for more help with this).  Your project can be focused on the same or a different area of study as AS (i.e. Painting and Related Media; Textiles; Ceramics; Sculpture; Graphic Design; Fashion Design; Printmaking; Photography, Digital and Lens Media; Jewellery; Puppetry etc).  Schools offer these specialties based on the strength and expertise of their teachers. If you select the same area of study as you did for AS, you should look at a different process, i.e. if you explored woven textiles in AS, you may choose to explore pinted textiles in A2.

 

A2 Art Coursework assessment

The A2 Coursework project is worth 60% of your A2 Art course and 30% of your final A Level Art grade. It is internally assessed (i.e. marked by the Coursework Accredited art teacher/s at your school) and is externally moderated by CIE examiners. Most countries send Coursework to Cambridge University to be moderated; other counties, like New Zealand, have the examiners travel to them.

The final piece, supporting work and sketchbook are assessed together and are given a single mark out of 100, using the following criteria:

 

A2 Art Coursework examples

In addition to CIE Coursework examples, work from a range of other relevant qualifications has been added to this section. This is because these outstanding examples of student work provide highly valuable learning opportunities for students of all high school Art qualifications.

 

Additional A Level Art Coursework examples and case studies will be added here over the coming months. If you would like to view more outstanding student work, please view our Featured Art Projects.

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