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ART & DESIGN (Fine Art)

The course provides opportunities to develop a broad foundation of critical, practical and theoretical skills that offers students a holistic understanding of a range of practices and contexts in the visual arts, crafts and design fields.

Fine Art covers a broad and developing area of study which may include painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, installation, performance and conceptual art and aspects of print-making, photography and film, along with Mixed Media, collage and assemblage.  It utilises tradional, new and emerging media and processes. Involves expressive use of a particularly wide range of materials, techniques and skills.

Possible ares of study include:

  • painting and drawing
  • mixed media, including collage and assemblage
  • performance and conceptual art
  • sculpture
  • land or environmental art
  • installation
  • printmaking: relief, intaglio, screen processes and lithography
  • film, animation, video, photography
  • digital media

The course includes purposeful use of drawing to record information and may take the form of:

  •  sketches
  •  analytical observational studies
  •  storyboards
  •  thumbnail sketches
  •  layouts
  •  roughs
  •  experimental or expressive studies
  •  2 or 3D modelling
  •  detailed designs or elevations

Assessment Format

Component 1: Personal Investigation, 60% of qualification, internally assessed, externally moderated.

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment, 40% of qualification, internally assessed, externally moderated.

Board: Eduqas

Course Entry Requirements:

GCSE grade 5 or above in Art and Design and Fine Art. 

Teacher to contact: Miss E Nix and Miss M Haslett