Art, Design and Technology subjects sit in the curriculum to develop students practical hands-on learning experience. Students develop the skills to be independent and creative - developing their knowledge of both technical and life skills. Our curriculum is one that offers something for all, where diversity and individuality is celebrated, and personal outlet is encouraged and embraced.
The Fine Art course is designed to follow on from the GCSE Art courses offered in Graphic Communication, Textile Design Fine Art and Three Dimensional Design. It is recommended that one of these courses has been successfully completed at GCSE to maintain the high demand of the work and independence required to study an A Level course. Students will produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas of study, for example: drawing, painting, mixed-media, sculpture, ceramics, installation, moving image and photography. The two year course will comprise of a personal investigation, which will include written material around a student’s individual artwork and chosen line of enquiry. This will include a structured, extended response of between 1000 and 3000 words of continuous prose. Each student’s investigation will be an in-depth study that demonstrates the student’s ability to construct and develop a sustained line of reasoning, from an initial starting point to a final realisation. There is also an externally set practical assignment including a development period from the 1st February plus a 15 hour supervised examination.
Exam Board: AQA
Qualification Title: Fine Art
Qualification Specification Code: 7202
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the AQA webpage for the specification.
Standard Sixth Form entry requirements
Art related degrees, Professional Artist, Designer, Animator, Photographer, Arts Administrator, Printmaker, Ceramicists, Teacher, University Lecturer, Museum or Gallery Curator. Students will develop the independent skills required to move onto Further or Higher Education, or moving into the Design Industry. The course encourages students to develop their own style as an artist, whilst covering the requirements of the four assessment objectives.
Mrs E. Stoodley
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