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Art and Design - Fine Art at Ashmole Academy

Course description

Team teaching offers students a variety of teaching styles,
personalities and expertise. Teaching styles embrace formal
whole class and individual tutorials. The course emphasises
the importance of self-directed student based research,
experimentation and creative exploration, during study times and
homework, as well as within the classroom. Students are expected
to participate in individual/group evaluation and review of their own
work and others work. Gallery visits are an important part of the
course and attending a Life Drawing course is encouraged.

Course content

Unit 1;
Incorporates three major elements:
supporting studies, practical work,
and a Personal study.
Unit 2;
Externally set assignment.


Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by
contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding - 25%
Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and
processes, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops - 25%
Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically
on work and progress - 25%
Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where
appropriate, makes connections between visual and other elements - 25%

Future opportunities

Many students following an Art A Level course do not necessarily intend to pursue a specifically Art based career. Some take the subject as an opportunity to develop a personal talent or interest, as a way of enriching an otherwise academic course. Many degree courses can be accessed with Art as an A-level. An ever enriching number of combined degree coursed feature Art with another compatible subject e.g. Business Studies, English, European studies, Drama, History and Media. There are also many specifically Art based career opportunities , e.g. Graphic Design, Product Design, Theatre Design, Advertising, Illustration and Architecture

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashmole Academy directly.

Last updated date: 28 February 2018