Art and Design Fine Art A Level at Lady Manners School
- Practical projects on set/negotiated themes, with clear guidance and progression from GCSE.
- Sketchbooks, research, development and study sheets lead to final pieces in a range of styles and media.
- Student work in 2D and 3D. Life drawing classes are a part of the course.
- Students use the following techniques and media: drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture (clay and other media) and printing
In the first year students develop skills through project work and one off sessions. There is a focus on both independent experimentation and the development of more formal taught skills.
In the second year students produce two projects for formal assessment:
Component 1: Personal Investigation (Coursework)
This is a practical investigation supported by written material. Students are required to create a portfolio project of practical artwork based on an idea, issue, concept or theme. They also produce a 1000 – 3000 word written study to accompany their practical work. Theory work is supported by a taught programme of practical and essay writing skills, a gallery visit and individual tutorials.
Component 2: Externally set assignment (Exam)
This is a practical project based on a choice of themes set by AQA leading to 15 hours’ timed independent work. All work is completed and presented for assessment by early May in the year of examination.
A 'C' grade or above in an Art discipline is required.
Component 1: Personal Investigation (Coursework) 60% of A Level
Component 2: Externally set Assignment (Exam) 40% of A Level
All work is assessed by the centre and moderated by AQA.
Qualifications accepted for general admission to colleges/universities, as well as Art and Design Foundation and degree courses.
Career and subject links include: Advertising, architecture, art therapy, art & design history, conservation and restoration, a range of design disciplines, media, photography, etc.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lady Manners School directly.