Fine Art

Mrs E Wallis BA Leeds, PGCE (Head of Department); Mr S Doncaster BA Leicester, PGCE

Examination body: AQA

The Fine Art A Level involves a combination of practical manipulation of art media and materials with the expression of ideas and concepts. It demands a high level of commitment and independent effort. You will spend time learning and improving your drawing, painting, printmaking and mixed media skills and applying them to set projects. Fine Art involves developing a practical and personal response to a subject and linking it to the work of other artists. Throughout the course you will be required to write annotations and evaluations to support the development of your practical artwork.

Entry Requirements

  • Standard Sixth Form entry requirement 
  • Grade C or above GCSE Art
  • Pupils without GCSE Art will be required to show a small portfolio of selected work which they have undertaken independently, or complete a summer project for submission post GCSE results.

Delivery and Assessment

This course is assessed by coursework and examined units which are both assessed and marked in school and externally moderated by a visiting examiner to the school.

Charlotte Gibbs

Charlotte is an aspiring artist in her second year studying Art and Design at Reading University.  Her course is highly competitive and having achieved an A at A Level accepted her place in September 2016.