Fine Art

A level Fine Art provides students with opportunities to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms. This four-unit specification, two at AS level and two at A level, requires students to develop their ability to show a range of skills.

These include: 

  • Developing your own ideas leading to individual responses and outcomes 
  • Working with a range of media, including traditional and new media 
  • An awareness of different roles, functions, audiences and consumers of art and design 
  • Researching the work of artists / analyse and evaluate 
  • Ability to draw and use art media 
  • Creative experimentation and development 

The Art and Photography department is a lively and friendly teaching and learning environment where individual ideas, experimentation and risk-taking will be encouraged. As A level students, you will be introduced to a variety of experiences exploring a range of fine art media, techniques and processes. This will include both traditional and new technologies. As a subject, it stimulates and develops the imagination and critical thinking as well as strengthening problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, which adds to overall academic achievement and school success. 
Entry Requirements

It is desirable but not essential to have Grade 5 GCSE Art. Students who can demonstrate an intense interest in the subject/show talent and have not studied at GCSE may be considered.

<b>A-Level Course Content</b>

Component 1: A2 Personal Investigation 

  • 60 % of A- level 
  • No time limits 
  • Personal investigation supported by written element of 1000-3000 words 
  • Marked by the centre and moderated by AQA 

Subjects Externally Set Assignment 

  • 40% of A- level 
  • Preparatory period leading to 15 hours 
  • supervised time 
  • Marked by the centre and moderated by AQA