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A Level Art - Fine Art at Northfleet School for Girls

Course description

This course is not just for those
with highly developed artistic
skills. The course will suit students
who are creative with ideas, are
able to take artistic risks with
materials, techniques, processes
and concepts. Students will enjoy
working with a wide range of media.
Students will need to be hardworking,
motivated, resilient and
able to manage their time both in
and out of the studio.

Course content

Component 1
Personal Investigation is 60% of A
Level. Students will explore a theme
of their own choice in a variety
of media and materials, while
understanding the work of other
artists. The personal investigation
is supported by a written element
of 1000-3000 words. This will
lead students into researching,
designing and creating their own
art work under their chosen theme,
in a material of their own choice.
This whole project will form their personal investigation for Component 1.
Component 2
The externally set assignment is
40% of A Level. This is similar to the
coursework. The exam board will
issue a series of starting points (or
titles) to choose from. Teachers will
guide and support students through
their investigations. Once a title has
been chosen, students will produce
artist research, experiments and
relevant written work to support
their understanding of the theme.
The final outcome will be produced
under exam conditions (10 hours)
within the studio.

Entry requirements

Minimum of grade 5 in
Art GCSE. Other creative
subjects will be considered
upon submission of a small
portfolio of work.


Component 1: Coursework, 50%
Component 2: Exam, 50%
Assessed by art teacher and
moderated by exam board

Further information

Progression can include an Art
Foundation Course, BTEC or
Degree, depending on aspirations
and interests.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September