A Level Art and Design – Fine Arts

Exam Board
Entry requirements
Grade 5 or above in GCSE Art and Design
What will I study?
The course itself is very broad allowing you to develop your personal skills and ideas through the integration of practical, critical and historical study. You will participate in gallery visits and workshops with artists and will be expected to visit exhibitions in your own time.
Themes: Still Life and Natural form, Man-made and Architecture, Portrait.
Skills: Drawing, painting, printing, 3D – using a wide range of materials.
Component 1 – 60%
Personal Study - Students choose from a range of themes/starting points to develop a personal study which includes a variety of research and practical outcomes, this will include written element of between 1000-3000 words.
Component 2 – 40%
Externally set task - The exam questions are set by the exam board, chosen in consultation with your tutors. Students choose a starting point to study in detail. The final piece is to be produced in exam conditions and a 15 hour time limit.
What skills will I gain?
A range of Art skills both 2D and 3D and a portfolio of work which can be used in interview.
An ability to work to deadlines and work independently.
Communication skills both visual and verbal
Future pathways
Students who have studied A level Art at Bramcote College have gone on to University to study a wide range of Art and Design disciplines such as: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Product Design, Interior Design, Theatre Design, Fashion Design, Textile Design, Car Design, Animation, Web Design.