Delivered in partnership with Tuxford Academy
Exam Board – OCR
Qualification – A Level H601
Entry requirements – Art GCSE grade 5 or BTEC level 2 Art and Design merit, plus grade 5 in Maths and English
Fine Art is art which is predominantly concerned with creating work for aesthetic purposes (rather than design purposes).
The course allows artists to develop a wide range of skills as well as focus on one or more of the following areas – portraiture, landscape, still life, human form, abstraction, experimental imagery, narrative, installation, and working in a genre. The course teaches skills in a number of different mediums and allows artists to specialise in a particular area. Students are required to meet all four assessment objectives through a sustained and proactive approach to learning. The course also includes workshops with professional artists and visits to artistic places of interest.
- develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding
- explore and select appropriate resources, media, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining as work develops
- record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress
- present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections between visual and other elements
Students are examined by:
- portfolio building
- written essays
- 10-hour practical exam