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Art (Fine Art) at St Mary's Catholic School

Course description

Awarding Body: OCR.

The aims of these syllabuses in Art and Design are to stimulate, encourage and develop:

  • The ability to perceive, understand and express concepts and feelings;
  • The ability to record from direct observation and personal experience;
  • The ability to communicate by using appropriate materials and techniques in a disciplined way;
  • Experimentation, innovation and the use of intuition and imagination;
  • Critical and analytical faculties;
  • The ability to identify, research and evaluate the problems in a systematic way;
  • Confidence, initiative and sense of adventure and achievement;
  • The acquisition of a relevant working vocabulary;
  • An awareness and appreciation of the interdependence of Art and the individual within cultural contexts.

Entry requirements

B in Art.


At AS level:

Students will complete a substantial coursework unit culminating in a cohesive final outcome, a Personal Investigation and a 5 Hour Controlled Assignment;

At A2 level:

Students will direct their own coursework unit theme this will culminate in a final piece. They will also produce a Personal Study and sit a 15 Hour Controlled Test. It is vitally important that Students understand the time consuming nature of the course and are motivated to complete 5 Hours of independent study each week.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Mary's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 29 March 2016
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