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Art & Design Fine Art - A Level OCR


This is an A Level in Art and Design and cannot be taken with Graphic Communications. This advanced course introduces students to specialist study through a range of 2D and 3D disciplines. Students are introduced to a range of specialist practice in painting, print making, sculpture, digital and mixed media. Various approaches will be explored through research and investigations into major art movements and artists' responses to a variety of themes.

COMPONENT 1 - PERSONAL INVESTIGATION

Element 1 - Practical Portfolio:
This advanced course introduces students to specialist study through a range of 2D and 3D disciplines in Fine Art. Students are introduced to a range of specialist practice in painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital and mixed media. Various approaches will be explored through research and investigations of major art movements and artists' responses to a variety of themes. Students will develop ideas and learn how feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in images and artefacts.

Element 2 - Related Study:
The aim of the related study is to enable students to develop their ability to communicate their knowledge and understanding of art historical movements, genres, practitioners and artworks. It also builds their understanding of the relationship between society and art; the specialist vocabulary of art history, concepts and issues; methods of researching, investigating and analysing; and how works are interpreted and evaluated.

COMPONENT 2 - Externally set tasks:

A question paper which gives students the opportunity to produce visual solutions to Fine Art concepts and communicate ideas using a range of 2D and 3D approaches. The paper will give learners a choice of seven themes, each with a choice of written and/or visual starting points, briefs or stimuli.

Taught Through:
Students are required to work in one or more areas of Fine Art, such as landscape; still life; human form; abstraction; experimental imagery and narrative. Combinations of these areas are also possible.

What could you be?
Designer for Theatre and Performance; Graphic Designer; Illustrator; Set Design for Film and TV; Animator; Textile Design; Art Director; Interior Designer.

Where could you go?
University for The Arts London; Bournemouth; Falmouth; Plymouth; Winchester; Canterbury.

Recent student destinations:
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama - Theatre Design; Plymouth University - Art History; Falmouth - Illustration; London College of Fashion - Fashion Illustration.

Entry Recommendations:
Minimum Grade 6 or above in GCSE Art.

Assessment:
• Practical Portfolio
(60% of the total A Level mark)
• Externally Set Task
(40% of the total A Level mark)

Giles Richardson
richardsong@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk

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