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Art - Fine Art A-Level at John Port School

Course description

In a demanding but enjoyable programme of study, you will have the opportunity of extending your skills and control in a wide range of materials, processes and techniques. Creative work and an independent, imaginative approach is underpinned by a strong emphasis on observational work in a variety of media. You will explore the work of other artists in depth and this analysis will develop your own artistic skills and ideas.

Course content

There are 2 Component’s in AS and 2 in A Level.

AS:

Component 1: You produce an extended collection of work that exemplifies aspects of your developing knowledge, skills and understanding.

Component 2: You respond to a stimulus, provided by AQA, to produce work which provides evidence of your ability to research and develop ideas and to make clear the link between your own and others’ work within specified time constraints.

A Level: 

Component 1: You develop work based on an idea, issue, concept or theme leading to a finished outcome. Practical elements should make connections with some aspect of contemporary or past practice of artist(s), designer(s), photographers or craftspeople and include written work of no less than 1000 and no more than 3000 words which supports the practical work.

Component 2: You respond to a stimulus, provided by AQA, to produce work which provides evidence of your ability to work independently within specified time constraints, developing a personal and meaningful response which addresses all the assessment objectives and leads to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes.

Entry requirements

The general entry requirement for the Sixth Form applies. This should include GCSE in Art or and Art based subject at grade B or above.

Future opportunities

What could this qualification lead to? 

  • Fine Artist
  • Architect
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Interior Designer

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Port School directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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