A Level Fine Art

What will be studied?

Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences, exploring a range of two and some three dimensional media, processes and techniques. Students’ work will develop with both practical and critical/contextual approaches, exploring a combination of the following areas of study: Portraiture; Landscape; Still life; Human form; Abstraction; Experimental imagery; Narrative; Installation; Working in a genre.

How will I be assessed?

The A Level course is assessed through two components. Component one (60% of total A  Level) is a Personal Investigation portfolio of practical work responding to a personally set starting point/theme/scenario. Students also complete a written Related Study which complements any practical work. Component two is an Externally Set Task (40% of total A Level), which is issued by the exam board on 1st February. Students create a sketchbook of development work before sitting a 15 hour (three day) exam in May of the second year of the course in which a final response is created.

All components are internally assessed and externally moderated.

What next?

Art and Design is particularly valuable in careers in product design, architecture, theatre/film set design, film making, textiles and fashion, illustration, graphic design, interior design, journalism, marketing, advertising, photography, web design, gallery curator/management and many more.  In a fast-paced and visually stimulating world, employers are always keen to employ people with a creative outlook and skills.  This A Level is a well-respected and rigorously assessed course, valued highly by universities (including those in the Russell Group).

Further Information:

If you need any further information about studying A Level Fine Art please contact:

Mrs S Moynihan-Case – smoynihancase@bluecoat.uk.com

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