Fine Art A level at Langley Park School for Girls
We offer a Fine Art A Level, 2 Year course which includes 2D and 3D work in painting, drawing, mixed media and print making and leads to the full A Level qualification.
You undertake an in depth study of: painting, drawing, print making, mixed media and sculpture. You are encouraged to analyse made and natural forms and structures in order to develop use of visual imagery and powers of personal expression. Development of critical facilities is central to the course, and visits are made to galleries and exhibitions to broaden your knowledge of contemporary Art, Craft and Design as well as that from the past and from other cultures. You keep a sketch book/journal throughout the course.
Year 12: 2 units of coursework set internally
Year 13: continue second unit of coursework and make a written contextual study and finally 1 externally set assignment.
Grade 6 in GCSE Art and Design. We have found that students who do not have GCSE Art and Design have been at a disadvantage.
A strong interest in the visual world, in drawing, painting, sculpture and in using clay. Willingness to research and develop ideas through observational drawing. The ability to work to deadlines and a high level of motivation. You will also be required to produce in depth written analysis and research into the work of artists and designers.
Unit 1: Coursework, Practical Work, Weighting:60%, Internally set, Internally marked, Externally moderated
Unit 2: Coursework, Weighting: 60%, Internally set, Internally marked, Externally moderated
Unit 2 continued: Coursework, Practical Work, Personal Study, Weighting 60%, Internally set, Internally marked, Externally moderated
Unit 3: Externally set assignment, Weighting:40%, Externally set, Internally marked, Externally moderated
All work is assessed internally and externally moderated by the examination board.
Design Career Opportunities
Textiles, Accessories, Jewellery, Computer Graphics, Packaging, Illustration, Photography, Film TV Video, Animation, Theatre, Make Up, Special Effects, Architecture, Landscape, Interior Exhibition, Transport, Product, Glass, Ceramics, Precious Metals.
Fine Arts and Sculpture Career Opportunities
Conservation, Restoration, Exhibition, Museum and Gallery Work, Teaching, Art Therapy, Community Arts, Art/Design/Culture/Media, Historian or Journalism.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Langley Park School for Girls directly.