The A level Fine art is a 2 year course. At the beginning of the year you are challenged to explore a wide range of materials and processes including drawing, painting, print making and sculpture through teacher led workshops. You are introduced to a range of artists’ work and taught how to critically analyse and discuss their work in relation to their own.
The assessed component of the A level is a Personal Investigation. This is a personal set of work based on a theme of your choice. You are required to build a practical portfolio which explores your theme using your chosen materials and techniques. Alongside your practical you also complete a written study of 1000 words or more that relates to the context of your work. The Personal Investigation is worth 60% of your overall A level grade.
The second assessed component of the A level is the controlled assessment which makes up the remaining 40%. The paper is released in February of the second year of the course and provides you with a choice of starting points on which to create a personal set of work. You then complete your final response in 15 hours of controlled exam time.
Minimum grade 5 at GCSE and grade 5 n English due to written aspect in year 13.
What type of student is this course suitable for?
The course is aimed at individuals who enjoy art and want to pursue an A level which attracts good UCAS points for University, or those students who want to pursue a career in the creative arts, architecture or engineering.
The A Level in Fine Art is aimed at students wishing to develop a wide range of skills and techniques, together with an in depth knowledge and understanding of Art, Craft and Design
Where could this course take you?
Many of our students progress to a Foundation Course in Art and Design or straight on to University. This course prepares you for higher education in a range of courses including Fine Art, Illustration, Graphics, Game design, Marketing and Advertising.
What our students say
- “Art has taught me how to express how I am without limitations. No idea is too out there” – K.