Art and Design (Fine Art) A Level at Mascalls Academy
Mascalls Academy offers 4 separate A Level courses within the area of Art and Design and students will be introduced to a wide variety of experiences exploring a range of media, techniques and processes, with candidates using sketchbooks and portfolios to underpin their work where appropriate.
FINE ART Students will work in one or more areas of fine art design such as painting and drawing, mixed media including collage, sculpture, printmaking and installation.
A Level – Years 1 and 2
Year 12 Component 1
Students will be introduced to a range of techniques and artists and asked to produce a portfolio of work in response to the common theme which they will develop in their own direction.
Year 12 Component 2
This is an externally set unit with the emphasis on the development of ideas and thorough experimenting using a variety of media and techniques.
Year 13 – Component 1
Personal investigation – This is a practical unit with written elements (1500-3000 words) in which students are given the opportunity to develop a personal investigation of their choice based on an issue, concept, theme or ideas leading to finished piece. The investigation will involve students researching other artist work both historic and contemporary.
Year 13 - Component 2 Controlled assessment – Students will be able to select a question from the exam paper and given 8 weeks preparation time which concludes with a 15 hour exam in which to complete the final piece.
A*-C grade in one of the Art subjects at GCSE is essential to undertake a single Art A Level. Students wishing to study more than one A Level will require an A*-B in one or more Art subjects at GCSE. An enthusiasm for exploring independent ideas, being receptive to other artists, photographers and designers work, and honing a sound set of skills is essential.
Students will undertake 2 components in Year 12 and a further 2 components in Year 13. The second component in year 13 is externally assessed. Component 1 combined is worth 60% of the final mark and component 2 combined is worth 40% of the final mark.
Many of our art students go onto Foundation Courses at local or London colleges with whom we have close contact and from there to university to specialise in the form of the arts most suited to their skills.
The creative arts is one of the fastest growing employment sectors and art students can expect a range of job opportunities either establishing themselves as artists, designers and photographers in their own right or through working in a gallery, museum, in the theatre, in film, advertising, marketing, therapy, teaching, publishing or illustrating, to mention just a few.
How to apply
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