Fine Art A Level

Sixth Form

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Code

Full Time - September 2017

AQA

6SAS092211

Course introduction

Every artist is unique and Fine Art covers a huge range of art and design practice, both contemporary and historic.

Our teachers will develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and give you the confidence to respond in personal and imaginative ways.

You will also draw inspiration from the work of other artists as you develop your own unique creative practice. As a result, you will produce dynamic artwork with confidence and independence.

Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to explore possibilities within a wide range of art, media and techniques in order to extend your knowledge and skills. 

Why choose Brock for Fine Art A Level?

At Brock you will be taught by experienced teachers who have in depth subject knowledge, including experience of working and exhibiting professionally.

Our spacious Fine Art studio provides a professional-standard working environment and is similar to facilities at Higher Education level.

In this creative environment you will have many opportunities to mix with likeminded fellow students, who, along with you, help to enrich our Fine Art community.

Teaching & learning

Fine Art is very much a hands-on practical course, and you will be encouraged to experiment and explore; therefore taking risks and discovering new ways of expressing your thoughts, feelings and ideas.

You will benefit from constructive feedback and advice through individual tutorials and there will be opportunities for group discussion and critique as well.

Your teachers will encourage you to enter competitions and participate in trips. Plus your work will be showcased at our annual exhibition at the end of year two.

Course structure

  • Develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and gain the confidence to respond in a personal and imaginative way.
  • Conduct personal investigations into an idea, issue, concept or theme, giving you freedom to explore creatively.  
  • Learn through practical experimentation using a wide range of fine art media.
  • Undertake an externally-set assignment that will enable you to evidence your progression as a creative thinker.
  • Visit galleries and museums and explore the work of other artists in order to inspire and enrich your own art practice.
  • Gain the practical knowledge and thinking skills to prepare you for your next step in art and design education. 

Minimum entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade A* - C or grade 4 to include:

  • Art and design or related subject (e.g. textiles)

If you have not had the opportunity to study and art/design subject at GCSE you may will be considered on the basis of practical evidence and interest in the subject (sketchbooks etc).

Information & support

Course fee of £50 per year to cover costs of materials used in the studio, which includes studio pack. Students are required to buy their own materials for extended independent experimental work and for final pieces. 

What can I do with this qualification?

If you wish to study art at University you can progress to an Art and Design Foundation course or directly onto degree thanks to this qualification.

Alternatively, you may progress to a degree in any one of the art and design specialisms, including: Fine Art, Graphics, Fashion and Textiles, Illustration, Animation and Costume Design.

It will also prepare you to study a wide range of degree specialisms, including Illustration and Animation, as well as Architecture.

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  • Taking part in opportunities provided by the College such as advancing my skills with a step maths course, and taking part in trips such as visiting CERN with my Physics class, really helped me to develop my interests and provided me with extra knowledge.

    George Downing

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