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Fine Art AS and A level at The Emmbrook School

Course description

Both AS & A Level Fine Art provides you with the opportunity to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures. We encourage students to be ambitious with their outcomes.

You will produce a portfolio of work which demonstrates your skills, knowledge and understanding of Fine Art through drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and multimedia approaches. You will have the opportunity to attend contemporary art exhibitions or other relevant areas of interest that will inform your learning and practise.

Within your classes you will receive personalised feedback and support on a 1-1 basis each lesson. Next steps advice will be offered and additional support always available.

If you wish to continue onto Further or Higher Education, we run portfolio sessions to advise on interviews and presentation of work. The department has 100% success rate for all students who have applied for Art College and Higher Education.

Course content

AS Portfolio 60% of AS You will produce a portfolio of practical work demonstrating a broad range of technical approaches and themes leading to a final outcome. This will be based on gallery visits prior to the start of the course and during the Autumn Term. Component 2 Externally Set Assignment 40% of AS During the Spring Term you will produce a project based on a chosen topic. The themes are wide ranging, giving you the opportunity to use any appropriate materials to produce an ambitious personal response. A2 During your first year you will experience a broad range of art disciplines. You will be encouraged to be experimental and to take risks by exploring new techniques and approaches. Component 1 Personal Investigation 60% of A Level You will produce an in-depth body of work on a theme or artist of your choice leading to a final outcome. As well as practical work the Personal Investigation is also supported by a written study of 3,000 words. This will be introduced in the Summer Term of the first year of the A level course. Component 2 Externally Set Assignment 40% of A Level During the Spring Term you will produce a project based on a chosen topic. The themes are wide ranging, giving you the opportunity to use any appropriate materials to produce an ambitious personal response within fifteen hours of supervised time.

Entry requirements

Minimum of ‘B’ grade in GCSE Art and Design.

  

Financial information

At the start of the course you will be given the opportunity to purchase art materials through the department. We also arrange 3 trips throughout the 2 year A Level course.

Future opportunities

You can progress into both Further and Higher Education, or employment. An Art Foundation course, Higher National Diplomas and Honours Degrees have all proved popular with previous students. Job opportunities include: Photojournalism, Graphics, Illustration, Fashion, Web/Games Design, Architecture, Product Design, Film, Photography, Ceramics, Special Effects, Sculpture and a vast range of other creative areas.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 September 2016

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