Fine Art

Awarding Body / Specification No:  Edexcel 9FA0

What will you be learning?

This course builds upon the expertise, knowledge and understanding acquired at GCSE level.  It enables students to develop their own ideas further, through the use of new skills and techniques and the study of a wide variety of Artists’ work, to develop their own personal style.  Students will have the opportunity to use different media and explore new ways of working to expand their repertoire of skills and be able to understand the work of artists from different periods, through contextual studies and gallery visits. All research will be presented in books and final pieces displayed in an exhibition taking place at the end of the course.


Entry Requirements

GCSE Art grade 5.


How is the course examined or assessed?

This course consists of two components which are both assessed at the end of the two year course, a ‘Personal Investigation’ and an ‘Externally Set Task’.

The Personal Investigation involves producing both practical and written work during the course to include a 3,000 word illustrated essay. All of the work is internally assessed and externally moderated through an end of year exhibition.


What happens when you have finished?

The majority of students progress onto a one year Art Foundation course, which covers all aspects of Art and Design, leading on to degree level.  Some students apply straight to degree level, particularly with Art, History, Design Studies or combined subjects such as English and Art.