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Fine Art A Level at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Technology College

Course description

AS/A level Art and Design: Fine Art will be offered by the Art Department. The focus will be upon building a portfolio of evidence, which will lead towards grade award, future employment, further/higher education or university within an Art and Design context.

The AS Level course is based upon one component and the A Level course upon two components which are taught over 6 lessons per week. Students build upon their existing repertoire of skills and extend their knowledge of Art and Design practice. The course allows for breadth of study in terms of 2D and 3D visual language. Students are expected to extend their knowledge of the working practices of artists, designers and crafts persons. This knowledge should be used to inform and inspire students’ own artistic practice.


AS Level Art and Design: Fine Art consists of one component
1. Externally set task 100% (10 hours)

A Level Art and Design: Fine Art consists of two components
1. Personal investigation (includes a 1000 word related study) 60%
2. Externally set task 40% (15 hours)

AS/A Level Assessment Objectives are:-

AO1 – Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding (25%)

AO2 – Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops (25%)

AO3 – Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress (25%)

AO4 – Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, make connections between visual and other elements (25%)

Students will need a range of equipment and materials to facilitate their work at home and within school. A professional portfolio can be purchased through school. Other equipment such as a range of drawing pencils, coloured pencils and a range of paint

Future opportunities

Further study can take the following routes
- Foundation Studies to experience different aspects of Art and Design, followed by entry onto degree course
- Direct entry onto degree course

The key areas for study at degree level are
- Fine Art, Printmaking and Sculpture
- Fashion, Textiles Design and Retail
- Interior and Exhibition Design
- Architecture
- Graphic Design
- 3D Design Product and Industrial
- 3D Design, Furniture, Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery
- Multi Media, Computer Animation, Film, Photography
- Theatre, Film, TV Costume and Set Production

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Francis of Assisi Catholic Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 20 March 2017
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