Fine Art A Level at St Olave's Grammar School
Fine Art: Painting, drawing, sculpture, lens-based imagery, alternative media.
Personal Investigation [preparation studies]
This is a combined written and practical unit, linking Historical/contextual/contemporary themes and/or artists with pieces of practical artwork in any media.
- Candidates produce a portfolio of work from starting points, topics or themes of their choice.
- The focus is on including work that shows exploration, research, acquisition of techniques and skills.
- This includes a 3000 word essay on a related topic.
Controlled Assignment [100% of AS marks]
- Candidates select one starting point from an early release question paper.
- Candidates are then given five hours of controlled time to work on
developing their ideas to realisation(s)/outcome(s).
Personal investigation [60% of A Level]
(internally assessed and externally moderated)
This can should continue on from progress made at AS.
• Learners should produce two elements:
- a portfolio of practical work showing their personal response to either a starting point, brief, scenario or stimulus, devised and provided by the learner or centre
- a related study: an extended response of a guided 3000 words. Controlled Assignment (20% of total A- Level]
At least an A Grade in GCSE Art is required by students who wish to study Art at A-Level. Students will confirm whether they will be sitting AS or continuing to A-Level in the first half of Year 12.
The dept. is very successful at placing students in higher education in all the appropriate disciplines – Art Foundation, Architecture, Photography, Graphics and Art History.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Olave's Grammar School directly.