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Fine Art (AQA) at Stanford & Corringham Sixth Form Centre

Course description

You can select AS (one year) or A Level Fine Art (two years).

This course requires an enthusiasm for the Visual Arts, imagination and an enquiring mind. You are encouraged to express your own artistic identity, and are expected to work with a high degree of independence and creativity, taking creative risks and exploring your own interests. You are given the opportunity to explore a broad range of media and techniques in two and three dimensions to develop and create your work. You will be required to make frequent trips to museums and galleries to research your work and gather inspiration from relevant professional artists. You are also expected to make visits to record first-hand information through drawing and photography. You are expected to commit to 5 hours a week working independently on your coursework. This may include making visits and time spent in the department developing coursework. You are encouraged to use your study periods and the weekly workshops to work on your coursework taking advantage of the facilities and support within the department.

All work submitted will be marked by the course teacher and moderated by the examining board.

PLEASE NOTE: This course could run over the 3 schools. Details of where this course will run in September will be available at a later date.

Course content

AS (one year course) Component 1: Coursework Portfolio 60%

You will begin the course by attending a series of workshops designed to introduce a range of Fine Art techniques, creative thinking and research skills that will arm you with the tools you need to create your coursework. You will be given a theme as a starting point, from which you are expected to develop your ideas through; research, photography, planning and analysing other artists and designers work. You will then further develop your work by experimenting with a range of Fine Art techniques such as painting and drawing, printmaking or sculpture, refining and developing your ideas as work progresses. You will then create a personal response to the theme based on your preparation studies.

AS Component 2: Externally Set Assignment 40%

You will be given a question paper set by the examining board AQA. The paper contains five exciting and varied themes. You choose one theme to explore and develop into a personal response that is completed during 10 hours of supervised time.

A Level (2 year course) Component 1: Personal Investigation 60%

You will begin the course by attending a series of workshops designed to introduce a range of Fine Art, creative thinking and research skills that will arm you with the tools you need to create your coursework.

You will then have complete freedom to choose your own theme, your ‘Personal Investigation’, where you select an idea, issue, concept or theme to explore. Your practical work produced during this unit will be supported by written reflection (1000-3000 words).

A Level Component 2: Externally Set Assignment 40%

You will be given a question paper by the examining board AQA. The paper contains eight exciting themes. You choose one to explore and develop into a final piece that will be completed during 15 hours supervised time.

Career Options: A Level Fine Art can lead to higher qualifications, such as the Foundation Diploma and Degree. It can also lead to a variety of careers including Product Design, Marketing and Promotion, Fine Artist, Interior Design or Graphic Design.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade 5 in GCSE Art & Design, GCSE Photography, GCSE Textiles or Head of Department approval of Portfolio.

Financial information

£30.00 deposit to cover all text books to be paid on enrolment day. This will be refunded at the end of your course once your books have been returned to the subject teacher.

£5.00 non refundable payment for a Key Fob to access the building at Gable Hall School and St Clere's School.

Future opportunities

A Level Fine Art can lead to higher qualifications, such as the Foundation Diploma and Degree.

It can also lead to a variety of careers including:

• Product Design

• Marketing and Promotion

• Fine Artist

• Interior Design

• Graphic Design

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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