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.
- 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.
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.