The starting points in each section will help you generate ideas. You may follow them closely, use them as background information or develop your own interpretation of the theme. Use this website and read the whole paper as any section may provide the inspiration for your focus.

You should provide evidence that all of the four Assessment Objectives have been addressed. It is anticipated that AS candidates will show in the Externally Set Assignment how their knowledge, skills and understanding have developed through their work in Unit 1.

The Assessment Objectives require you to:

Develop your ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding.

Experiment with and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining your ideas as your work develops.

Record in visual and/or other forms ideas, observations and insights relevant to your intentions, demonstrating your ability to reflect on your work and progress.

Present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating critical understanding, realising intentions and, where appropriate, making connections between visual, oral or other elements.

Starting Points

24th Feb - paper  available

8 weeks preparation time
(not including half term and easter)

Final Exam  days:

12 hours Between 
24th April - 1st May

(Each classes time to be confirmed)

You can start your final piece during the preparation time but must be completed during the 8 hour controlled exam.

Tate Galleries www.tate.org.uk

National Gallery www.nationalgallery.org.uk

Institute of International Visual Arts (inIVA) www.iniva.org

British Museum www.britishmuseum.org

Whitworth Art Gallery www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk

The Minneapolis Institute of Art www.artsmia.org

Walker Arts Centre Minnesota www.walkerart.org

The Getty Museum www.getty.edu

Museum of Modern Art New York www.moma.org

The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York www.metmuseum.org

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art www.sfmoma.org

Centre Pompidou www.cnac-gp.fr

Guggenheim Museums Worldwide www.guggenheim.org

Ashmolean Oxford www.ashmolean.org

The Fitzwilliam Museum www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Gallery of Modern Art – Glasgow www.cyber-scotland.com

Walker Art Gallery www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Crafts Council www.craftscouncil.org

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art www.balticmill.com

The Photographers’ Gallery www.photonet.org.uk

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