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Fine Art A level at Midhurst-Rother College

Course description

Why study Art?
Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of fine art media, processes and techniques. They will gain an awareness of both traditional and new media, exploring the use of drawing for different purposes, using a variety of methods and media on a variety of scales.

Students will also explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to a range of art, craft and design, from the past and from recent times, including European and non-European examples.

Course content

This is a new A-level for first teaching from 2015.
Component 1: 
Personal investigation
No time limit

96 marks 60% of A-level

Component 2:
Externally set assignment
Preparatory period + 15 hours
supervised timesupervised time

96 marks 40% of A-level

Components 1 is a coursework based assessment.

Component 2 is set by the exam board.

You are required to complete a 15 hour supervised exam. Work is moderated by an external moderator.

Entry requirements

Anyone intending to take Fine Art at A level will normally be expected to have achieved 5 GCSEs at grade C / level 5 or above, one of which should be in Art.


Students will need to be aware of the four assessment objectives to be demonstrated in the context of the content and skills presented. The assessments will measure how students have achieved the following assessment objectives:

  •  AO1: Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding.
  •  AO2: Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops.
  •  AO3: Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress.
  •  AO4: Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections between visual and other elements.

Future opportunities

Popular careers and progression routes are practicing artist, photographer and theatre set design, teacher, museum curator, fashion designer and many many more choices.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Midhurst-Rother College directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2017

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