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Blackfen School for Girls

Blackfen School for Girls

Raising aspirations - releasing potential

Fine Art A Level


Exam board:AQA

Why study this subject: 

Fine Art encourages personal and creative expression through the understanding of
media and skills. Students will work in both 2D and 3D using a variety of media such as
drawing, painting, mixed media, printing, photography, sculpture and installation to
cover both observational and imaginative work. As the course progresses each student
begins to follow an individual line with tasks, briefs and processes tailored to their own
needs and also includes the study, evaluation and links made between their work and
that of artists and designers. Each unit must include work in journals and sketchbooks.

How will I be assessed: 

Over 2 years:

Component 1: Art and design coursework  and Personal study Essay (3000 words) 60%.

Component 2 - Externally set assignment 15 hours 40%

Future course and possible careers: 

Art A Level will be essential for all students wishing to undertake a foundation/degree course at Art College. The possible career paths are almost endless, including: Accessory Designer, Advertising
Director, Archaeologist, Architect, Art Consultant, Art Coordinator, Art Critic, Art Teacher,
Art Therapist, Artist in Residence, Camera Operator, Cartoonist, Comic Strip Artist, Designer, Fabric Designer, Film-maker, Fine Artist, Furniture Designer, Illustrator, Jewellery Maker/Designer, Make-up Artist, Movie Art Director, Painter, Photographer, Printmaker, Sculptor, Television Art Director, Textile Artist or Web Site Designer.   Art degrees teach problem solving, team work, independence and self-motivation qualities that every employer is looking for. In fact, the Telegraph recently listed Art graduates in the top 10 of most employable.