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Art and Design (Fine Art) A-Level at Brampton Manor Academy

Course description

Who should study Art?

For students who are interested in fulfilling their creative potential Fine Art is the subject to develop new and exciting ways of problem solving and thinking differently. With an encouragement on developing students culturally and creatively Fine Art offers the opportunity for students to prove they are more than just a face in the crowd. Independent thinking and strong work ethics are also key criteria in completing the course.

Course content

AS Art and Design—Fine Art

Component 1 Coursework Portfolio: The emphasis of this component will be on the development of understanding and skills using an appropriate range of materials, processes and techniques. Students should produce a collection of materials that exemplifies work carried out during the AS course.

Component 2 Externally Set Assignment: Following receipt of the paper students should consider the starting points and select one. Preparatory work should be presented in any suitable format sketchbooks, journals and portfolio pages. In the 10 hours students must produce a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes, informed by their preparatory work. All work is assessed.

A LEVEL Art and Design—Fine Art

Component 1 Personal Investigation: Students are required to conduct a practical investigation, into an idea, issue, concept or theme, supported by written material (1000-3000 words). The focus of the investigation must be identified independently by the student and must lead to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes.

Component 2 Externally Set Assignment: Following receipt of the exam paper students will choose 1 of eight questions to be used as starting points. In the 15 hours students must produce a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes, informed by their preparatory work. All work is assessed.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement to study A-Levels is at least six GCSE grades A*-C (including English, Maths and Double or Triple Science). The average of all the GCSEs taken must be grade B or higher. We will not count ‘GCSE-equivalent’ qualifications (for example BTEC, DIDA, OCR Nationals).

Students must also achieve at least Grade B in the subjects that they wish to study. Where students have not studied a subject before, comparable grades will be used as a guide.

The subjects a student choses to study at A Level have a large impact on future progression to university and degree choice. We will consider each individual's circumstances and offer appropriate guidance and support to help students make the right subject choices.

Subject Specific

If Art not studied at GCSE, a portfolio of work adjudged to be equivalent to grade B standard. 

Future opportunities

Many of our students go on to higher education in art and design which opens doors to a wide range of careers in advertising, graphic design, illustration, architecture, fashion and photography to name just a few. In addition we have had students get into some of the most recognised art institutions in the country, where they have progressed onto becoming artists and designers in their own right.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brampton Manor Academy directly.

Last updated date: 28 April 2015

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