Fine Art - A Level

Examination Board: Edexcel

Why study Fine Art?

Art is not only about making beautiful images and objects, it is also about creative problem solving, developing personal opinions about art works, as well as responding to historical events, and becoming more in touch with the visual world that surrounds us.

We are in the middle of an artistic renaissance with Britain being at the forefront of creativity in all areas from fine art to graphics, fashion to film. All the leaders in this new wave of creativity took Art for A level and credit the course with teaching them the foundation of how to work experimentally and creatively.

Most importantly the course is about you. It’s about finding your style of working and developing your personal interest in the subject.

Course Content

The start of the course is more traditional where you will learn formal elements of Art and how to develop your ideas through sustained investigations to a number of outcomes. The second coursework project is more self guided and where you will investigate an area of Art that interests you. You will also write a 2500 word extended essay on the theme of the project you have chosen. The final exam is a topic given by the exam board in January of the final year.

Assessment

A Level: 
60% Personal Investigation: Practical work and a personal study; a written essay of 2000 - 3000 words 

40% Externally Set Assignment: assessed as an independent unit: 15 hour examination.