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Art (Fine Art) AS/A2 at Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6)

Course description

On this creative and dynamic fine art course candidates will learn about an exciting range of art practises. They will work closely with artists and galleries to explore and identify sources of inspiration to develop their work independently. Creative and reflective experimentation will be carried out with a wide range of media and materials using primary and secondary sources as starting points. Candidates will be encouraged to create highly personal responses to the themes and projects covered. During the course, candidates will also discover how different creative areas are inter-related and influence each other.

The course will enable candidates to develop:

  • intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers
  • investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills, aesthetic understanding and critical judgement
  • knowledge, understanding and application of fine art (traditional and contemporary)
  • an awareness of the different roles, functions, audiences and consumers of art.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a strong interest in the arts and a desire to learn and acquire new skills in the subject. It is recommended that candidates have a GCSE in Art and Design at Grade B or above and at least a C in GCSE English to demonstrate communication and literacy skills. Individual cases that do not meet these requirements will be considered.


Assessment will be portfolio and exam based.

Future opportunities

The course offers pupils a sound basis for progression into further or higher education in the arts or to enter employment where skills in art are necessary. The visual arts can lead to a range of opportunities: Film, T.V and theatre, web design, computer game design, product and industrial design or architecture, advertising and photography, or you can become an artist.

Further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6) directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Contact name:
    • Islington Consortium Office
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 020 7017 3040
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      There is a well-established sixth form with the students very much part of our whole school community. Last year 99% of students achieved their qualifications and value added was graded as 'outstanding'. Students are positive role models for the lower school, many with important positions of responsibility.

      Excellent facilities are provided in a dedicated sixth form area including study room, common room, teaching rooms and IT suites. There is also a dedicated team of tutors and staff that work specifically with sixth form students.

      Highbury Grove is a designated Music Specialist School and Business Enterprise College - dual specialisms awarded in recognition of our exceptional Music programmes and our commitment to equipping our students with essential life-long skills.

      In January 2010, we moved into our fantastic, state of the art school. The new buildings incorporate the latest technology, sustainable architecture and the most advanced resources.

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