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Art

“A Level Art has given me the confidence and opportunity to develop and refine my artistic ability, in a classroom which is buzzing with creative energy. Teachers have not only taught me, but inspired me, giving guidance and the support to succeed my potential in Fine Art.”

The course is for anyone who would like to continue to develop their art and design skills and knowledge as they move into A level study. The Fine Art course has a broad based focus  area and gives you the opportunity to work in a wide variety of media including digital, sculpture, collage, ICT & mixed media as well as more traditional painting, drawing and printing  techniques. You will be encouraged to develop your creativity based on solid basic skills learnt at GCSE level. A Level Fine Art is an  exciting and popular course which attracts large numbers of students in the Sixth Form, it encourages independence, creativity and a passion for producing a visual response to an open theme.

Throughout the course we aim to:

· Develop your skills and ability.

· Encourage an imaginative and independent response to a theme or brief.

· Develop a full and successful portfolio.

· Provide you with opportunities to work and participate with professionals in industry and as professionals on our residential annual trips.

Entry Requirements 

A minimum of grade 4 in Maths and English Lang plus at least 3 other GCSEs at grade 5

Subject Specific Requirements

Grade 5 in Art or a portfolio of work

Assessment

The A-level qualification is achieved by completing all units of the course.

Year 12

This consists of two units of work, organized around a broad- based theme. Students will have the opportunity to generate practical work and ideas from primary and contextual sources. Students will experiment with media and presentation of their final outcomes.

Unit 1 Coursework unit 1

Unit 2 Coursework unit 2

Year 13
Again this consists of one units of work, which is  thematic based. Building on the experience of Year 12 work, students will further develop skills and an independent response based on their individual areas of specialization. Students will need to produce a written essay to accompany their individual pathways for their coursework.

Unit 2  Externally set assignment

All units are internally marked and externally moderated. Students will complete a thematic based project and complete a final piece in a 15hr exam, all preparation material is assessed.

Students will be asked to purchase an art pack from the school shop at the start of year 12 which will be approximately £30.00

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Future Applications
At the end of the course students will have created a portfolio of work, essential for gaining places in the best Art Colleges in the UK.

Career possibilities within art and design are vast, for example:

Architect 
Author
Brand Design
Car-Designer
Costume Design, Critic , Curator,
Decorator
Designer Make-up Artist 

Medical Illustrator
Photographer
Printer 
Scenic Design
Product design
Teacher Textiles
Game/Website Design

Alumni

Amy - Fine Art BA (Hons)- Norwich University of the Arts
Annam - BA (Hons) Animation — UWE Bristol