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Art and Design A Level at St Mark's Catholic School

Course description

Fine art may be defined as work which is produced as an outcome of the students’ personal experience, rather than that which is created exclusively for a practical function or that which is the outcome of a tightly prescribed brief.
Work produced for this specification will demonstrate the use of formal elements and creative skills, and give visual form to individual thoughts, feelings, observations and ideas. Students will show evidence of trying to extend their own and others’ ways of seeing the world. They will use the visual language of the subject sensitively and thoughtfully to support their intentions.

Course content

Students will be encouraged to develop their work individually and in relation to their strengths and personal interests.

Practical artwork will be developed using fine art media such as: painting and drawing, printing, sculpture and alternative media such as mixed media, installation, site specific work and digital media.

Gallery study will enable students to explore the work of artists from a critical and contextual perspective.
Students will be required to participate in critiques where their work and the work of their peers will be discussed and evaluated.


The Art and Design Coursework (60% of GCE Marks), including a Personal Study (Critical/Analytical writing continuous prose of 1000 words minimum). Externally set assignment (40% of GCE Marks).

Work is assessed using four assessment objectives.
These are: Develop, Explore, Record and Present.

All units are internally assessed and externally moderated

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Mark's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 18 December 2017
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