Fine Art

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
  • Photograph
  • 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.

Career opportunities:

  • Photographer
  • Advertising
  • Graphic Design
  • Fashion
  • Publicity

Any parents or students who would like more information about the course should contact Miss Whiteside who will be happy to answer any questions.