Fine Art
Year 12 and 13

Course

GCE A Level Fine Art

Exam Board/Syllabus

Edexcel, 9FA0

Grade Equivalences

A*-E

Course Entry Requirements

In Addition To The School Sixth Form Entry Requirements

GCSE Grade 4 in Art & Design
Assessment Route The units of work or modules are teacher assessed and externally Moderated. Each module contributes to the final assessment and overall grade; At A level, Component 1 (60% coursework) and Component 2 (40% exam) lead to the A-Level qualification

This is a two-year course that leads to ‘A’ Level and aims to develop the student’s understanding of the nature of visual thinking and their use of visual language. The students explore and develop the capacity for creative thought and process whereby they become confident and able to innovate, initiate and produce effective personal responses, alongside developing a critical awareness of the subject.

In year one;

Students are to complete a coursework based module which is centred on a set theme. The module is split into two components which will allow students to really develop their skills and to establish themselves as artists. Throughout this module the students will develop their sketchbook investigations with a strong emphasis on drawing skills, experimentation and research into linked artists, towards developing into two final pieces.

In year two;

Students are to complete a coursework based module which is centred on a chosen theme. The module allows students to develop an individual portfolio of work and advance their critical awareness of the subject in a form of a short essay.

The ‘Externally set assignment’ is set by the exam board and is completed under exam conditions at the end of the Year. Students will develop a body of preparation studies and complete the final piece under a 15 hour controlled assessment under exam conditions.

Learning strategies

Students will be supported by two members of staff of which one will be of constant support for students, known as their lead teacher. Both members of staff will support each student in following the course and provide instruction and guidance throughout. The department operates an open access policy for post 16 students where they can freely use the art studios during their study periods, with an allocated room for sixth form students only. Field study is promoted, along with visits to Art galleries and exhibitions during the course. Students are expected to meet the coursework requirements at each stage and are strongly encouraged to develop a personal style of practice.

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