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Fine Art A Level at Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy

Course description

Component 1:
A portfolio that in total shows explicit coverage of the four assessment objectives. It must include a sustained project evidencing the journey from initial engagement to the realisation of intentions and a selection of further work undertaken during the student’s course of study.

96 marks, 60% of GCE

Non-exam assessment (NEA) set and marked by the school/college and moderated by AQA during a visit. Moderation will normally take place in June.

Component 2:
Students respond to their chosen starting point from an externally set assignment paper relating to their subject title, evidencing coverage of all four assessment objectives. This extended creative response must explicitly evidence students’ ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skill and  understanding from an initial selected starting point through to their realisation of intentions in the 15 hours of supervised time.

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE Art.


Students are assessed at the end of the 2 years through an examination which accounts for 40% of the qualification and a 60% coursework unit based on a personal investigation study of the student’s own choosing.

Preparatory period followed by 15 hours of supervised time

96 marks, 40% of GCSE

Non-exam assessment (NEA) set by AQA; marked by the school/college and moderated by AQA during a visit.

Future opportunities

Students who study Fine Art can continue to study Art at university. An example of just some of the careers within the Art & Design industry are Artists, Designers, Web Design, Gallery Curator, Art Educator, Teacher.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2017
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