AQA A-Level Fine Art
The A Level Fine Art course provides students with the opportunity to create personal responses to ideas, experiences and themes through both practical work and contextual research. The course is flexible and allows students to work to their strengths, explore and develop personal ideas while fostering an independent work method.
Entry Requirements: Grade 6 and above in GCSE Art. In addition to the school’s entry requirements, students will need to share their portfolios if they have not studied GCSE Art.
Career Opportunities: Studying A-level Fine Art can give you all sorts of exciting career opportunities, including: architect, art therapist, art valuer, artist in residence, community arts worker, illustrator, lecturer, multimedia artist, mural artist, museum/ gallery curator, printmaker, sculptor, teacher, interior designer, beauty therapist, graphic designer, creative director, photographer, animator/motion designer, web designer, video game designer, fashion designer, industrial designer, art therapist.
What will I study?: Students studying A Level Fine Art are encouraged to develop:
- Intellectual, imaginative and creative artwork
- Investigative & analytical skills
- Practical, technical & expressive skills
By studying A-level Art, students have the opportunity to develop and express their creativity and ideas through a range of artistic areas and media including fine art, graphical communication, textile design, three-dimensional design and photography. They also have the chance to nurture more transferable skills, which are valued in a whole range of sectors.
At A Level candidates are required to build upon the knowledge, understanding and skills gained throughout the A Level course with greater depth of study and with a greater emphasis on research skills and analysis of artist’s work.
A Level Component 1: Personal Investigation – supported by a written essay of 1000-3000 words (60% of A Level)
A Level Component 2: Externally Set Assignment: Exam preparatory studies & 15 hour practical exam (40% of A Level)
What kind of enrichment opportunities are there?: Our students take part in numerous projects and workshops outside school. For example, at Saatchi gallery, White Cube gallery, The Royal Academy of Arts and many more.