The Fine Art course will introduce you to a variety of experiences and exploration of a range of Fine Art media techniques and processes.
You will explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to a range of Fine Art from the past and from recent times, including European and non-European examples.
During year 9, you will follow an induction course which will allow you to explore and experiment and develop your skills within a wide range of techniques and media.
You will be given project themes during years 10 and 11 where you will have to produce a sketchbook and final piece.
You will be required to work in one or more areas of Fine Art such as those listed below:
- Painting and drawing
- Mixed media, collage and assemblage
- Print making
- 3D Sculpture
All the work you produce for these projects will be submitted in a portfolio which will get you 60% of your overall marks. In addition to this portfolio you are also given a selection of questions/themes that have been written by the examination board. You will have a set number of weeks to produce a sketchbook based on your chosen question/theme and then a ten hour examination during which you will have to make the final piece. The examination unit will make up the other 40% of your overall grade. All projects and the exam will be assessed in April/May of your final year and a grade will be awarded.
Please note: students will need to purchase a sketchbook and equipment for the course. Details of which will be provided nearer the time.
You should choose this course if:
- You have a strong interest in the subject and are prepared to work hard in it.
- You are thinking of pursuing a career in photography and creative industries.
- Graphic Design
Any parents or students who would like more information about the course should contact Miss Whiteside who will be happy to answer any questions.