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Fine Art A Level at Driffield School

Course description

As a Fine Art student, you will be a keen observer and maker of art.  The course aims to develop the students’ individual practical and contextual art skills and personal responses to a variety of themes and projects.  A wide variety of media will be experienced, including drawing and painting, printmaking, sculpture and ICT.  Alongside this  practical  work,  students  will  research  contextual studies investigating the professional practice of artists, designers, architects.

Entry requirements

Five A*-C in any subjects at GCSE including a good C  or  above  in  Art  and  completion  of  the  Summer Assignment.  Coursework  and  research  outside  of school is an essential part of this course.  Above all, you should enjoy being creative, imaginative and have a real desire to express yourself through art and design, as well as an interest and appreciation of the work of other artists and designers.   

Assessment

A-Level Component 1:  
This is a practical unit with a written study in which students are expected to develop a personal investigation based on an idea, issue, concept, brief, or theme, leading to a finished piece or pieces of work.
A-Level Component 2:
External  Set  Assignment.    Issued  by  the  AQA  exam board; there will be a choice of several questions and after research, students will work on outcomes during a 15 hour Controlled Assessment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Driffield School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2017

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