Art & Design: Fine Art

Course Type: GCE Advanced Level

Department: Art

Why Should I Study This Course?

You might choose this course simply because you have an aptitude in the subject and do not really intend to carry it beyond A Level, but it adds to the breadth of study to your offered subjects, and gains you extra points. You may also choose the course because you enjoy the subject and have decided on an Art focussed career, or a career which may be supported by an Art qualification.

What Would I Study?

In the Fine Art A Level Course you will work in two or more of the following areas:
Drawing, Printing, Painting, Sculpture, Photography

How and When is it Assessed?

Component 1: Personal Investigation - Assessed in June. 60% of A Level Mark. Students will produce a portfolio of work which will include at least one extended collection of work, or project, based on an idea, concept, or issue which demonstrates their ability to research and develop ideas and link their work in a meaningful way to relevant critical / contextual materials. An extended related study of a minimum of 1000 words.
Component 2: Externally Set Assignment - Assessed in June. 40% of A Level Mark. Students will be provided with examination questions from the exam board, they will then select one to develop into preparatory research work. Following the preparatory time, students will complete 15 hours of unaided, supervised time. In the 15 hours students must produce a finished outcome of a series of related finished outcomes, informed by their preparatory work.

Where Can This Course Take me?

This course will enable further study at University or Art College, where Art might be your first subject or an essential support to your chosen career, such as Architecture or Conservation. Other Art focused careers include:
- Illustration
- Interior or Automotive Design
- Advertising
- Art Therapy