The Externally-Set Assignment project is set from February in Year 13 by the exam board, AQA. You will be issued a paper with a set of starting points to choose from. 
Between February and May you will use your lessons and homework to put together all your preparatory work, and then in May you will have 15 hours of supervised time to complete your project. All of your work from your whole A-level course will be handed in at the end of these 15 hours.
Advice:
   • You should discuss your ideas with your teacher before deciding on your starting point.
   • You should make sure that all appropriate materials and/or equipment which you might need are available before you start the supervised sessions.
   • You should not contact any artists mentioned in this paper.
Your work will be marked according to how well you have shown evidence of:
   • Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding.
   • Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops.
   • Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress
   • Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections between visual and other elements.
The questions below should be seen as starting points for personal investigations in which you make reference to appropriate critical and contextual material.

Choose one of the following starting points and produce a personal response:
   1. Altered Faces
   2. Water
   3. Floors, Walls & Ceilings

   4. Lenses
   5. Parks & Gardens
   6. Furniture
   7. Inside & Outside
   
8. Body Posture
ARTISTS FOR INSPIRATION:
1. ALTERED FACES:
2. WATER:
3. FLOORS, WALLS & CEILINGS:
4. LENSES:
5. PARKS & GARDENS:
6. FURNITURE:
7. INSIDE & OUTSIDE
8. BODY POSTURE: