If you are creative and imaginative and enjoy exploring ideas by looking at things in different ways you should consider a course in Fine Art. You will enjoy developing your understanding of the visual world, learning practical skills and responding to ideas and issues in ways that are personal to you.
Entry Requirements: Grade 6 and above in GCSE Art
The A-level specification is designed to be taken over two years with all assessments taken at the end of the course.
Component 1: coursework “Personal Portfolio” = This constitutes 60% of the overall mark
Component 2 : Exam paper = This constitutes 40% of the overall mark
How will I be assessed?
- develop work based on an idea, issue, concept or theme leading to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes.
- written work of no less than 1000 and no more than 3000 words which supports the practical work.
In Component 2:
respond to a stimulus, provided by AQA, to produce work which provides evidence of your ability to work independently within specified time constraints, developing a personal and meaningful response which addresses all the assessment objectives and leads to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes.
What are the career perspectives?
Choose Art if you want to turn your talent into a career.
Fine artist, Architect, Fashion Designer, Make – up artist, Costume or Graphic designer and many more options that you will be able to choose from.
You can go on to study Art Foundation and BA courses at prestigious universities. Our alumni students are studying at UCL, Central St.Martins, Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon, Bournemouth and other top Universities.
We encourage and help our students to get work experience in creative industries.
In 2019 and 2020 Y13 students worked as gallery assistants at Peer gallery on Hoxton street and had a chance to exhibit their own work.
What kind of enrichment opportunities are there?
Our students take part in numerous projects and workshops outside school. For example, at Saachi gallery, White Cube gallery, The Royal Academy of Arts and many more.