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Art - Fine Art

Specific Course Entry Requirements B in Art
Examination Levels Offered AS and A-Level
Examination Board AQA

Fine Art allows student to develop a personal journey through the processes of fine art. You will study the skills of drawing and painting as well as visually expressing your ideas in a range of media.

You will also have the opportunity to study figure drawing. You will study contextual sources including a wide range of artists and use these to influence and develop your own personal investigation. 

AS  Level - One Year Course

Unit 1 - Personal Investigation Internally Set - 60%: Drawing Workshops Students will learn, develop and refine a variety of recording skills and explore different media in the first 8 weeks. Human Form- Exploring the human form in a variety of media, contextually linking work to a variety of artists. Students will develop skills in drawing in a variety of media.  Students will need to explain the development of their ideas through both written and visual information, producing a final piece of work linking to their development.

Unit 2 – Externally set - 40%: This assignment is aimed at assessing the students ability to work independently in response to a chosen starting point carrying out investigation, developing ideas and realising intentions referencing contextual and critical sources  Students will need to submit all of their research work and their final outcomes, which will be carried out over 10 hours in exam conditions.

A-Level - Two Year Course

Fine Art is a linear two year A-level. Year 12 is a foundation year where by students will develop and refine a variety of skills which they will then apply in their 2 units in A2. These will be assessed for their final A Level qualification on a 60/40 split.

Year 12 - Unit 1: Drawing Workshops Students will learn, develop and refine a variety of recording skills and explore different media in the first 8 weeks. Unit 2: Human Form Students will develop their drawing and recording skills in including life drawing. Students will secure a sound knowledge of how to create and interpret contextual sources and this will help them develop their own personal style and portfolio. Students will need to explain the development of their ideas through both written and visual information. Students will need to submit all of their research work and the final piece.

Year 13 - Unit 1: Personal Investigation Internally Set 60%: Reveal and Conceal – a personal investigation incorporating both visual and written elements. This will take the form of a portfolio of work. Students are encouraged to develop their own personal style and to develop a high level of skill within their chosen specialisms. Students must demonstrate greater maturity and depth in skill and knowledge gained from year 12.

Unit 2 - Externally Set - 40%: This assignment is aimed at assessing the students ability to work independently in response to a chosen starting point carrying out investigation, developing ideas and realising intentions referencing contextual and critical sources  Students will need to submit all of their research work and their final outcomes, which will be carried out over 15 hours in exam conditions. 

Staff Contact
Mrs K Sowerbutts – ksowerbutts@oxtedschool.co.uk