This Fine Art course encourages students to go on their own creative journey, giving them the skills to create their own visual language. We very much want your art experience to be exciting and challenge you creatively as well as develop social, interpersonal and communicative skills. Throughout the course learners will explore, research and acquire techniques and develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in a range of media. We offer a broad- based A Level art and design course that gives students the opportunity to experience a range of specialist areas before making informed choices about the areas in which they would like to specialise.
In the first year, students will focus on learning and developing the skills required for this subject. They will then apply these skills in an increasingly independent way, leading to an independent project at the end of year one. In the second year, students will complete two units of work (as outlined below) which will be internally assessed and externally moderated and will form 100% of the final grade.
Learners are required to choose one or more area(s) of study, such as:
Component 1: Personal Investigation
Learners should produce two elements:
Method of assessment (coursework, exam, etc.): 120 marks non exam assessment. (60% of A Level)
Component 2: Externally Set Task
Method of assessment (coursework, exam, etc.): 80 marks non exam assessment. (40% of A Level)
Fine Art is not just drawing and painting, it offers the opportunity to study a range of disciplines; such as sculpture, photography and textiles as well. Students often choose to study Fine Art alongside another creative subject to develop a strong portfolio for university applications. Fine Art is a 100% coursework, some students may find this a preferred method of assessment as it allows work to be completed throughout the year.
“This course is a good experience and was extremely helpful with my art education.”
“The teacher was very supportive and helped me develop my ideas.”
“I feel I have been pushed to achieve my potential.”
“I have thoroughly enjoyed art this year.”
“I have become more confident with my work and if I ever needed help it was always there. It’s a great subject to be creative and create work you enjoy.”