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Fine Art A Level at Raynes Park High School

Course description

The Fine Art course gives students exciting opportunities to develop a wide range of art skills as well as expressing their ideas and individuality through personal art work. The course prepares students for exciting Art and Design careers. Students will develop the skills needed to research and develop their thoughts independently. This course is ideal for students who have imagination, flair, are hardworking, independent and enjoy experimenting with a range of materials and expressing their ideas in a visual format.

Course content

All projects are thematic which allows students to be independent and explore their ideas creatively.

Through the projects students will develop their understanding and skills in how to:

  • Record ideas through drawing, photography and sculpture
  • Explore, develop and experiment with a range of media.
  • Research and investigate artists, designers, photographers and other cultures.
  • Develop and refine ideas using media and processes
  • Produce a final piece based on sketchbook work

Entry requirements

5 A*-C with at least a C grade in Art


60% Coursework Portfolio

AS: Coursework portfolio based on work set in lessons.

A2: Coursework portfolio based on a personal investigation supported by written element of 1000-3000 words

40% Externally Set Assignment

For the externally set assignment students will be given a choice of externally set themes to base preparatory studies on. During the AS students will take part in a practical 10 hour controlled assessment activity and a 15 hour end of project practical examination in A2

Students will be assessed at the end of the course (May) based on their coursework portfolio and externally set assignment.  Work is marked and moderated internally by teaching staff and a sample is also moderated externally

Future opportunities

The course gives students entry into Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and art based degree courses including Photography, Graphics, Fashion, and Media Studies. The course will also teach students how to think creatively, develop independence alongside developing critical analysis and research skills

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Raynes Park High School directly.

Last updated date: 05 April 2017
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