Fine Art

 Fine Art

Entry Requirements

GCSE Art Grade 5

In the sixth form we follow the AQA Fine Art specification. This is a broad based course introducing students to a variety of experiences using a range of media, processes and techniques, for example:

Painting, drawing, mixed media including collage and assemblage, sculpture, printmaking, digital photography and image manipulation.

At A level, candidates are required to build upon the knowledge, understanding and skills gained, with greater depth of study.

Component 1 is a personal investigation based on an idea, issue, concept or theme supported by 1000-3000 words (60% of final grade).

Component 2 is an externally set assignment; candidates are given a question paper containing 8 starting points from which they choose one. Students are then required to develop a project around their chosen theme. 15 hours of unaided, supervised work completes this unit of work. (40% of final grade)

Please click below for examples of sketchbooks:

Sketchbook Example 1       Sketchbook Example 2

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Career Opportunies:

Engagement in Art & Design enables students to stretch their minds, promotes self- esteem, motivation, cultural awareness, emotional expression and an appreciation of diversity. Students will be encouraged to explore their creativity and produce inventive solutions to meet visual challenges. An art education is a broad experience which equips students with the ability and skills that support entry into a wide and diverse range of careers. By choosing to take Art & Design you are making the decision to follow a broad based course that is the first step to any career in the creative industries.

All students will produce a portfolio of work that will support their entry into further or higher education.