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Fine Art A level at JFS

Course description

Students choosing this course should be able to develop ideas visually and show commitment and energy. You should be able to meet deadlines for coursework and be able to organise and present your ideas in work journals. A passion for Art and Design is essential.

Course content

The department has a vast range of materials and resources to allow you  to develop your ideas. The main areas are painting, drawing printing, sculpture, photography and mixed media.

Entry requirements

Students need to have gained a B grade at GCSE in Art.


The course consists of 4 Units:

Unit 1 and 2 are studied in Year 12

  • Unit 1 is based on  a theme chosen by the Art Department. You will need to produce a work journal together with a final piece for Unit 1.
  • Unit 2 is an exam unit and the theme is set by the exam board. You have about 10 weeks to prepare your idea and the final piece is produced in an 8 hour exam.

Unit 3 and 4 are studied in Year 13.

  • Unit 3 consists of the development of a personal theme and a written study (2,000-3,000 words).
  • Unit 4 is an exam theme set by the board. You will have a preparatory period and carry out the final outcome in a 12 hour exam.

Financial information

Students will be provided with an equipment list, which will include general items such as drawing and painting implements, and basic stationery items.

Future opportunities

There are a large selection of Art based careers, including Graphics, Fashion, Illustration, Textiles, Theatre Design, Interior Design, as well as Ceramics and Painting. It is also useful for a career in Architecture or Art History. Many students choose Art alongside other subjects as a qualification for university entrance.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact JFS directly.

Last updated date: 11 November 2016
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