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Art: Fine Art - A Level at Katharine Lady Berkeley's School

Course description

The A level portfolios explore the foundation skills which every artist and designer relies upon. The course establishes close links between drawing, painting, print making, sculpture, photography and mixed media work, and will inspire expressive responses to themes relating to a personal or social context.

The course begins with teacher led work which gradually develops into student directed independent work. At Easter in Year 12, the portfolio work will be internally assessed by teachers in order to provide an indication of student progress. In Year 13, the personal investigation enables students to direct their own path of work and to expand on skills and concepts.

The course includes an optional residential study visit to a centre of cultural interest such as Manchester, Barcelona or Paris, which provides the opportunity to set class based work in a first-hand context. The costs of these visit are roughly £230 for Manchester rising to £650 for Barcelona. Visits to London galleries may also be offered. Where possible working artists and designers will be invited in to work with the students.

Entry requirements

5 in Art or Graphic Art.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Katharine Lady Berkeley's School directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years