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Fine Art AS/A2 Level at St Mary's Catholic High School

Course description

Students will create their own projects from a list of starting points which will develop individual interests. This will include a variety of experiences, exploring a range of media, processes and techniques such as painting, drawing, mixed-media, collage, sculpture, photography, and digital image making.

There will be trips to museums and galleries at various locations in the UK, along with a major international trip for AS and A levels students every two years in October. This will broaden student awareness of artistic and cultural possibilities available to them.

 

Entry requirements

Students should have grade A* – B at GCSE in Art and more importantly, they should have a visual interest with a passion for image making. The art staff will introduce the students to a broad variety of materials and instruct them to enable them to gain confidence with their own art. The work produced every week will be marked to support and guide the individual, with the opportunity to make improvements as necessary.

Assessment

AS Level

Includes 1 unit of coursework and an externally set assignment:

Unit 1: Coursework Portfolio – 50% of AS mark – 25% of total A level mark.

Unit 2: Externally-set assignment – 50% of AS mark – 25% of total A level mark. This is a project that will begin on February 1st and the students will choose their starting point from a range of questions set by AQA with a supervised 5 hour study.

 

A2 Level

Includes 1 unit of coursework and an externally set assignment

Unit 3: A project which evolves from visits to art exhibitions supported by a written study of 1,000

words – 25% of total A level mark.

Unit 4: Externally- set assignment – 25% of total A level mark. This is a project that will begin on February 1st and the students will choose their starting point from a range of questions set by AQA with a supervised 15 hour final piece.

Future opportunities

An A level in art is a valid qualification in most universities and for most degrees including Medicine and Law. It works particularly well for Architecture and Environmental Design, as well as with the more established art based courses including the computer game industry, along with film, television, fashion and design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Mary's Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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