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Art & Design: Fine Art

  • A level (AQA)
  • 2 years


Study Fine Art and you’ll be introduced to a variety of experiences to explore a range of fine art media, processes and techniques - both traditional and new media - taking inspiration from the work of artists, designers, art movements and genres.

You will explore the use of drawing for different purposes, using a variety of methods and media. Fine Artists explore overlapping areas and combinations, including drawing and painting, mixed-media, collage and assemblage, sculpture, ceramics, installation, printmaking and moving image & photography. This broad foundation will help improve your understanding of pictorial space, composition, rhythm, scale and structure, and develop your appreciation of colour, line, tone, texture, shape and form.

You will set your own work, creating individual tasks with the support of staff. You will receive personal, written and verbal feedback regularly, and peer reviews at key points.

Pop-up exhibitions enable you to present your work to your group, other art students, and the wider school community.

Each year, our Fine Art students have the pleasure of working with a visiting artist - these workshops will support you to explore new ideas and media, with specialist arts and craftspeople.

This subject is for you:
if you have an aptitude for hard work, creative thinking, working independently, resilience, thinking laterally and working with abstract concepts. In Art there is no such thing as wrong or right - great ideas come from discussion and exploration, and the ability to select and cull ideas.

60% coursework
40% externally-set assignment - a ten-week preparation period followed by a fifteen-hour timed element over three days.