Fine Art

At a glance


Course title                        Fine art

Level                                   AS and A2

Exam board                        AQA (


This popular and exciting course allows students to express and investigate their personal ideas using a variety of media, including 2D and 3D. Students will experiment with various techniques and materials.

Course overview

Component 1: Personal investigation, no time limit, 96 marks and 60% of the A –Level

Students will produce practical and critical/contextual work using the theme personal identity and exploring drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, installation, printmaking, moving image (video, film, animation) and photography.

Students will explore different approaches to recording images, such as observation, analysis, expression and imagination and show an understanding of the conventions of figurative/representational and abstract/non- representational imagery or genres .

They will explore different ways of working, such as, using painting, sketching, modelling, casting, etching, engraving, mono printing, lino printing, screen printing and digital manipulation. Further more showing an appreciation of colour, line, tone, texture, shape and form.

Component 2: Externally set assignment, preparation time from 1st of feb, 15 hours of supervised time, 96 marks and 40% of the A- Level