Fine Art AS & A Level at Durham Sixth Form Centre
Students opting to follow Fine Art are introduced to a variety of experiences through a wide range of media, processes and techniques.
Students will explore a range of Art and Design skills, using different methods and media in a variety of ways. They will explore drawing in new and challenging ways. Students will be required to work in one or more areas of Fine Art and can explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas. At AS-level, students study themes of their own choice whilst following set briefs that develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of Fine Art. Students will use a wide range of drawing, painting and printing techniques including:
- oil painting
- print making
- mixed media
There are a range of courses and pathways available to you at Durham Sixth Form Centre depending on your GCSE results and academic profile. In order to enrol with us as a student, you must have the minimum of 5 A*-C GCSE grades (or equivalent). In addition, individual subjects have specific entry requirements, which will be discussed with you during the application and enrolment process. Students who do not achieve a grade C or above (or numerical equivalent) in GCSE English and/or mathematics will be required to continue studying these subjects at Durham Sixth Form Centre.
If you do not meet our entry requirements but are still keen to study at Durham Sixth Form Centre, please contact us to discuss your options.
Components 1 and 2 at A2-level build upon the skills learnt at AS-level. Students develop their own personalised design brief which includes a 1000-3000 word, illustrated personal investigation.
The Art department regularly organises trips to galleries and museums. Recently, Art students across the department visited London for four days. They enjoyed a street art tour of the East End and a spray painting workshop. As well as seeing several contemporary exhibitions, students also saw two West End shows.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Durham Sixth Form Centre directly.