Department leader: Josephine Sams

Fine art offers opportunities for students to use their creativity to express themselves. They will develop their understanding of creative processes, their ability to observe and to think, to solve problems and to communicate in a visual way. It will enable students to work independently and to make their own discoveries by exploring ideas, other artists’ work and different materials and techniques.

A Level Fine Art is a practical course in which students learn by doing, so they will be able to create imaginative personal work. Students will find out about a whole range of media, techniques and processes. They will develop their creativity and independent thought whilst learning to express themselves visually and letting their imaginations flourish

Students will write a Personal Study Dissertation alongside their practical work evidencing skills in contextual research and analysis in a minimum 1000 words of continuous prose, which may contain integrated images. The personal study comprises 12% of the total qualification.

The course is structured so that students will receive weekly tutorials from subjects teachers. Students will be guided towards developed their own practice by creating a highly personal response.

Useful Websites:

Reading list:

AS/A-Level Art & Design Essential Word Dictionary (Essential Word Dictionaries)

Art and Design Activebook: Building the Best Portfolio

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