At a glance
Course title Fine art
Level AS and A2
Exam board AQA (www.aqa.org.uk)
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.
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