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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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      St Aloysius is a school of tradition, having served the local Catholic community since 1879. We are a caring Christian community offering our students a high quality education in a disciplined but caring environment.

      We aim to treat students as individuals and to bring out the best in each student. This includes achievement to the best of their potential, but more particularly their personal development so that they can play a full and positive role in our local community and society in general. The school believes that education is essentially a partnership between parents and teachers and we actively seek to practise this.

      St Aloysius is a specialist Maths and Computing College and we have 250 computers available for student use and we firmly believe that the proper use of information technology can greatly assist our students' learning.

      We were delighted to be part of the Islington phase one Building Schools for the Future programme which has given us a new school building appropriate to the needs of the 21st century. We are continually updating facilities; as well as our own thirteen acres playing fields just ten minutes' walk away, we have a brand new sports pavilion and a new music block.

      'St Aloysius is now a good college.'

      'Standards are rising faster than the national trend. This success owes much to a dedicated core of
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      'There is a common sense of purpose and a strong determination to do the very best for the boys at
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      'Parents and pupils are overwhelmingly positive about the college.'

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