Type of qualification – A Level
Exam Board – AQA
The Art & Design course in Fine Art is designed to strengthen and build on the skills, techniques and processes acquired at GCSE Art & Design such as: recording ideas and observations, developing work informed by artists, designers and craftspeople, experimenting with media and materials, and reviewing and refining work.
Through taught lessons, workshops and independent study, you will be introduced to a variety of experiences exploring a range of art media, techniques and processes and be made aware of traditional and new technologies. These will include painting and drawing, mixed media, sculpture, printmaking, animation, video and photography.
You should be aware of the importance of research and you are encouraged to explore methods for developing themes and ideas.
• You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the appreciation of different approaches to recording images,
such as observation, analysis and expression.
• You will be able to recognise different ways of working, such
as using underpainting, glazing, wash and impasto, modelling,
assembling, mono printing, lino printing, and screen printing.
• You will develop an understanding of space, composition,
rhythm, scale and structure.
• You will be able to recognise and critically analyse and interpret
the visual elements.
Interesting fact about studying this
You will be offered a range of opportunities in Fine Art such as:
• Working to live briefs – last year students designed and made
the backdrop to a 60s inspired music event
• Taking part in local competitions
• Mini masterclasses
• Guest speakers from the creative industry
To study this course, you will need to meet the overall entry requirements on page 7 for Pathway 1 or 2 including a grade 6 or above in GCSE Art & Design or an equivalent qualification, or a technology subject such as Graphic Products or Textiles.
We will ask you to bring a portfolio of your work to your interview. Consideration will be given to those who have not studied an Art or Design course at school or who have achieved a grade 5, in this case a portfolio of work must be provided at your interview.
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