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Art – Fine Art

A Level

Duration: 2 years

Contact: Miss J Rickard

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs or equivalent grades at 4 or above including a 4 in an Art subject.

Course Content

You will cover a wide range of art techniques using a variety of materials and developing YOUR ideas creatively. Learning through the investigation of artists and researching extensively will result in the development of an individual approach and style. Final art pieces are produced on an individual basis. Developmental work and the ability to annotate the progressive stages of the work will be essential.

Unit 1: Personal Investigation (60%)
This unit allows you opportunities to generate and develop ideas, research primary and contextual sources, record practical and written observations, experiment with media and processes, and refine ideas towards producing personal resolved outcome(s). Your Personal Investigation will incorporate three major elements: supporting studies, practical work, and a Personal Study. Your supporting studies and practical work will comprise a portfolio of development work and outcomes based on themes and ideas developed from personal starting points (agreed by your teacher).
The Personal Study will be evidenced through critical written communication showing contextual research and understanding (1000 to 3000 words of continuous prose), which may contain integrated images. The Personal Study comprises 12% of this unit.

Unit 2: Externally Set Assignment (40%)
This component allows you opportunities to generate and develop ideas, research primary and contextual sources, record practical and written observations, experiment with media and processes, and refine ideas towards producing personal resolved outcome(s) in response to an externally set theme. The Externally Set Assignment (exam paper) is released on 1 February from Edexcel and contains a theme and suggested starting points. You will create preparatory studies and then, around April time, have a 15 hour period of sustained focus, to produce your final outcome(s).


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Further Opportunities

You could take this course to complement other Advanced Level courses such as Graphics, Photography, Textiles or Ceramics. This could lead onto Higher Education in those areas and with further training, you could go into a job related to art and design such as an Architect, Interior Designer, Artist or Fashion Designer. You could also go straight into employment as these courses are recognised qualifications that will encourage you to explore your creative mind.

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