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Fine Art A Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Thetford Grammar School

Course description

Creating meaning by an expressive or inventive artistic response to the world, a personal context or social issue.

Pupils will work towards an A Level in any combination of the following. Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture and Photography.

The focus is on how ideas, feelings and meanings connect to images and artefacts at a personal and social level.

Course content

The aims of the specification is to encourage candidates to develop:-

  • Intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers;
  • Investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills, aesthetic understanding and critical judgement;
  • Independence of mind in relation to developing their own ideas, refining their own intentions and personal outcomes;
  • An interest in, enthusiasm for, and enjoyment of art, craft and design;
  • • The experience of working with a broad range of media, including traditional and new media and technologies;
  • An understanding of the interrelationships between art, craft and design processes and an awareness of the contexts in which they operate
  • Experience of working within relevant and real frameworks and, where appropriate, make links to the creative industries;
  • Knowledge, understanding and application of art, craft, design, media (traditional and new) and technologies in contemporary and past societies and cultures;
  • An awareness of different roles, functions, audiences and consumers of art, craft and design practice.


AS GCE Units and Assessment

AS Unit: Coursework Portfolio comprises 60% of the total AS GCE marks. Candidates produce a portfolio of work from starting points, topics or themes. The focus is on including work that shows exploration, research, requisition of techniques and skills.

AS Unit: Controlled Assignment is worth 40% of the total AS GCE marks. Candidates select one starting point from an early release question paper with 3 – 6 weeks of preparation time, plus 5 hours controlled time.

Advanced GCE Units and Assessment

A2 Unit: Personal Investigation worth 30% of the total Advanced GCE marks. Candidates submit one major project that has a personal significance. The investigation includes a related personal study that must be between 1000 and 3000 words.

A2 Unit: Controlled Assignment is worth 20% of the total advanced GCE marks. Candidates select one starting point from an early release question paper. There are 3 – 6 weeks of preparation time plus 15 hours controlled time.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 June 2015

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