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Fine Art A Level at Kensington Aldridge Academy

Course description

Fine Art enables you to develop an understanding of all things visual. You will learn traditional drawing and painting skills as well as new media techniques and theoretical terms.

You will be encouraged to look at a broad range of artists and to review your own work in relation to the artists you have studied. There is an important written component to the coursework which necessitates analysing your own work as a way of improving and developing it.

Course content

The A Level Fine Art is a two year programme.

In the first year students will be entered for an AS Level Fine Art, which requires them to produce two components of work, starting with a personal project on the theme of Identity in the autumn term. Then an externally set assessment from January onwards which is worth 100% of the overall AS level, culminating in a 10 hour timed exam.

Two components of work will be produced in the second year to gain the Fine Art A Level. Component 1 forms 60% of the overall A-Level grade and is made up of a Personal Investigation and includes a piece of written prose. The theme is selected jointly between the student and teacher. Component 2 is Externally Set and forms 40% of the overall A Level grade, culminating in a 15 hour timed exam.

Entry requirements

6 A* - C grades at GCSE plus a grade 5 or above in both English (Lit and / or Lang) and Maths, with a B grade or above in the four AS subjects you wish to study (or closest equivalent).
We acknowledge that excellence in the performing and creative arts is not solely measured by academic results, and that practical experience of performing is also relevant. Accordingly, candidates for Dance, Drama, Music, Art or Product Design, who feel they may not fully meet the academic requirements, but have extensive practical experience may still apply.

Future opportunities

A full list of all the career opportunities open to artists and designers would be nearly impossible to write.

The number of creative jobs in the UK totalled 2.8 million last year, including not only careers in Art and Design, but in areas such as manufacturing, engineering and health.

The careers open to the artistically-minded individual are nearly infinite. Art and Design gives you the skills to go into a wide variety of different fields.

Some of the skills that you will gain are resilience, courage, resolve, self-awareness, the ability to reflect, creativity, collaboration; not to mention a strong portfolio of art work to show at an interview. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kensington Aldridge Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 November 2016
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