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Fine Art A Level at Writhlington School

Course description

Art at this level is a challenging but rewarding subject that combines the intellectual with the practical and requires a high level of energy and commitment.

You will develop a working knowledge of materials, practices and technology within art. You will also gain the skills to interpret and convey your ideas and feelings using art, craft and design by building on your imaginative and creative powers and your experimental, analytical and documenting skills. By understanding specialist vocabulary and the knowledge you will understand the place of art, craft and design in historical and contemporary society.

Course content

Year 12 - Practical skills based learning and development of critical understanding of art history together with concepts. You will begin to develop depth of understanding and learn how to respond to the visual word in both practical and written forms.

Year 13 - Component 1 (assessed portfolio): produce a collection of work exemplifying aspects of their developing knowledge, skills and understanding. It should provide evidence of research, the development of ideas, making skills and critical/contextual understanding.

Component 2 (exam): respond to a stimulus, produce work which evidences your ability to work independently within specified time constraints, developing a personal and meaningful response which addresses all the assessment objectives and leads to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes.


Entry requirements

Five GCSE Grade 6 to 9 including English and Maths. Students require a GCSE Grade 6 in Art..


At the end of Year 12 you will sit end of year exams, these will not count towards your final results. There is one 15 hour exam at A level and your portfolio will also be assessed and count towards your award.

Future opportunities

Teaching, fashion, gallery/ museum management, architecture, interior design, graphics, film and television design, jewellery design, theatre and set design and production, TV and film, art directing, artist or art technician.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 December 2017

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