Faculty: Creative & Technical
Subject: A-Level Art and Design Fine Art
Subject Leader: Mr Pleasant, Subject Leader
Staff and Responsibility: Mrs Stangroom
Exam Board: Eduqas
Over the course, students will complete two components and 2000 word written assignment. Within each body of work, students are expected to build on their previously learnt skills to visually communicate and realise their intentions in 2D or 3D.
Component 1: Portfolio (60%)
Students will be required to produce a body of work that shows skill and understanding of fine art. Each student will develop their visual awareness, while refining their ability in 2D and other material areas. Students will each develop a body of work that shows their journey through the creative process.
Component 2: Externally Set Task (40%)
External set task, students will be expected to produce a body of work in response to an exam board set task. Students will then produce a final outcome during an exam.
This subject is a natural progression from Art & Design, Fine Art or Photography. Although other routes will be considered students are expected to start the course with knowledge and understanding of image capture, drawing and observational drawing skills. Students will be expected to communicate a range of research and design developments through visual communication, in a range of 2D media. Students showing real commitment to Fine Art may follow this course, even if they did not study at GCSE.
Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of Fine Art media, processes and techniques. They will be made aware of both traditional and new media. Students will explore the use of drawing for different purposes, using a variety of methods and media on a variety of scales. Students will explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to a range of art, craft and design, both historical and contemporary, including European and non-European examples.
POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS
Students can go on to higher education choosing a degree or foundation degree specialising in drawing and painting, mixed-media, including collage and assemblage, sculpture, ceramics, installation, printmaking (relief, intaglio, screen processes and lithography), moving image and photography.
Regular Art trips are organised, such as the Tate Modern, the National Gallery and the V&A Museum.