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FINE ART A LEVEL at Queensmead School

Course description

The A Level Art and Design course encourages students to explore how they communicate thoughts and ideas. With a qualification in Art you could go on to higher education where there are a wide variety of courses related to Art including; Graphic Design, Computer Animation, Fashion Design, Textiles, Architecture, Jewellery, Design Management and Art History.

Course content

Students study Fine Art, which includes traditional specialisms such as Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and Sculpture. Students are encouraged to explore more contemporary forms of media and students have often worked in Digital Media, Graphic Design and Photography.

Year 12 Fine Art Coursework Portfolio (60% of Year 1 Marks) Students complete two assignments. Depending on the students’ interests this might be a self-contained assignment, or a set series of assignments, together with planning sheets or sketchbooks.

Year 12 Controlled Assignment (40% of Year 1 Marks) Students have six weeks to prepare for this controlled exam, choosing one question which they will research so that they can plan appropriately for the piece of work to be produced during the five hour examination. The second year follows a similar structure but requires students to be much more independent in their approach and includes a written component known as a personal study

Entry requirements

Students opting for Art would be expected to have achieved at least a B at GCSE. Students are expected to demonstrate an interest in Art and Design outside of school, actively visiting galleries and exploring the work of other artists.

Future opportunities

Students are able to apply for foundation courses in Art and Design, University courses or apply directly for employment in the creative industries. Previous students have attended (with great success) wide ranging courses in higher education including; Illustration, Theatre set design, Fine Art, Fashion and Animation. This has helped them succeed on the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queensmead School directly.

Last updated date: 06 May 2015

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