A Level  Art and Design is designed to have a fully synoptic approach to teaching and learning, engaging the learner in an integrated critical, practical and theoretical study of Art and Design. Throughout this course of study learners will engage with the creative process, which is spiral in nature and will allow learners to develop, explore, record and realise their intentions. They will acquire a range of critical and contextual knowledge, understanding and skills as they review and refine work as it progresses. By its very nature this creative process provides truly synoptic learning. Synoptic assessment tests the learners’ understanding of the connections between different elements of Art and Design. It involves the explicit drawing together of knowledge, understanding and skills of different aspects of the A level course.

The Assessment Objectives reflect the holistic creative process learners will engage in and work together in an integrated spiral approach. To this end each component targets each of the Assessment Objectives in their entirety and/or permits learners to demonstrate them in their entirety. The scope and flexibility of the tasks and outcome choices available to learners allow learners to demonstrate their performance through differentiation by outcome across the full ability range. The emphasis of synoptic assessment is to encourage the understanding of Art, Craft and Design as a discipline.

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