Fine Art A Level at Alderman White School and Language College
The AS and A2 courses are aimed at both students who wish to extend their studies of Art & Design to degree level and follow a career as an artist/designer, and for students who wish to complement their work in either the Humanities, Science or Technology.
The course itself is very broad allowing you to develop your personal skills and ideas through the integration of practical, critical and historical study. Areas of study include drawing, painting, printing, mixed media and art history.
You will participate in gallery visits and workshops with artists and will be expected to visit exhibitions in your own time.
Unit 1 (50% of the AS grade)
A portfolio of work completed during the course is submitted for marking. Students begin by making observations, by drawing and by taking photographs. Visits to galleries and other locations will support your research. You will record your progress in your sketchbook and present all preparation work and your final piece for assessment.
Unit 2 (50% of the AS grade)
A 5 hour practical exam set by the Exam Board which will test your ability to develop your ideas from a choice of given starting points. Each unit is assessed by the centre and moderated by external moderators who visit the centre at the end of the course. The A2 follows a similar course content.
Students on this course have recently progressed on to Art Foundation courses and Degree courses in Fine Art, Textiles, Product Design and Graphics.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alderman White School and Language College directly.