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Art A Level at The Folkestone School for Girls

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This new specification allows us to continue to provide for a flexible structure and an excellent choice of experiences tailored to meet the needs and aspirations of each individual student. The emphasis is on achieving a balance of technical skill, personal expression and contextual knowledge, with each topic being taught and then further developed by each student’s own aspirations. This is facilitated with support and guidance from the teacher. Stand-alone workshops/events will also play a part in widening the student’s range of experiences before they decide on their final specialism. A wide range of disciplines is available to each student from which to construct an individual programme. These include Drawing/Painting/Sculpture/Ceramics, Printmaking/Textiles/Mixed Media/Collage/Digital Media/ Photography. Critical/Historical/Contextual studies permeate all areas and visits to Visual Art Exhibitions are an essential element and a site-specific visit is used as a starting point for one of the projects.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade A or B in Fine Art or Textile Design


The work will be internally marked during the course with External Moderation by a Visiting Examiner occurring at the end of the course. The units that are studied are: Component 1 “Personal Investigation” - This starts as a general introductory course experimenting with a range of media and approaches, then each student generates a topic of their choice to explore in detail worth 60% of the overall marks. Component 2 “Externally Set Assignment” is the exam paper with 8 starting points. Students choose one to develop ideas during the preparatory stage and then complete a final piece in 15 hours of supervised study worth 40% of the overall marks

How to apply

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Last updated date: 21 November 2016
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