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Fine Art A Level - 2020:21


Location: Farnham Sixth Form College
Course Code: FCART-AL
Year: 2020:21
Duration: 2 Years
FT/PT:  Part-Time 
  
Exam Board:  Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR)
Fees (16-18): £ 0
Fees (Adv Learner Loan): £ 2583
   
07/09/2020Places Available
Subject Area


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Content / Overview 

Art offers a unique way to observe the world. It allows you to put your own ideas and experiences into action by using a variety of media. Throughout this two year course, you will learn a range of skills and methods, and experiment with different personal approaches. You will also find out about the work of other artists, whilst developing your skills and interests through discussion with your teacher.

Assessment is mainly by coursework with some externally set tasks. This subject is both enjoyable and challenging and covers a range of learning methods to include practical work, educational visits, research and presentations. We have impressive records of success, with many students gaining good grades. Students’ achievements are widely recognised and celebrated through displays around the College.

A high proportion of students progress onto Art related courses.

Modules include:

  • Developing art and design skills
  • Creative project
  • Practical research project
  • Developing a portfolio
  • Materials, techniques, and processes
  • Idea development and concepts in art and design

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.


Course Modules 

Steps to Success Year 1 Year 2
Route and Progression arrows

Entry Requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including Maths and English Language. In addition you should have a grade 6 (grade B) or above in Art or an Art related subject. If you have not taken a GCSE in Art or an Art related subject, then in exceptional circumstances you may be able to apply for the course by submitting a portfolio of your artwork.

Entry Requirements

85% or above attendance in year 1.

Specialist Academic Skills

Research skill

Literacy skills

Reading and problem solving

Note taking

Verifying sources and marshalling discussions

Essential Skills for Progression

Conceptual thinking

Technical skills

Understanding creative processes

Composing and crediting outcomes

Subject Specific Enrichment

Trips

Workshops

Links with UCA and Stoke Park

Links with local community

Exhibitions of student work

Personal Development (EEP)

Managing own learning

Organising self

Independent study and use of online learning

Reflective learning

Trips and visits

Personal safety

Health and safety

Managing own learning

Independent study and use of online learning

Reflective learning

Trips and visits

Personal safety

Health and Safety

Building on social, Community and Employability Skills (EEP)

Citizenship

Preparation for employment

Practitioner values & attitudes

Experience of work/ sector

Skills development in a range of specialisms tailored to employment

Citizenship

Practitioner values & attributes

Experience of work/ sector

Skills development in a range of specialisms tailored to employment

 


Why Study Here

An enjoyable and challenging subject, which boasts high achievement rates and the opportunity to learn in specially designed art and design studios.


Suitable For

Those who want to explore their creativity, develop new skills and investigate the work of other artists.


Application Method

Application followed by individual interview

Entry Requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including Maths and English Language. In addition you should have a grade 6 (grade B) or above in Art or an Art related subject. If you have not taken a GCSE in Art or an Art related subject, then in exceptional circumstances you may be able to apply for the course by submitting a portfolio of your artwork.



Delivery Method

Learn a range of skills and methods and experiment with different personal approaches in specially designed art and design workshops.


Homework

You will be required to complete 4 - 5 hours of private study per week to meet coursework requirements. These tasks may be stand alone or part of a sequence of thematic activities initiated in the lesson. The studio is available to undertake this work if required, outside of lesson times.

Assessment

60% assessed as coursework with 40% assessed as an externally set assignment.


Further Study

University or art foundation courses.


Additional Information

You will be required to provide a range of basic art materials to include pencils, brushes, pens, paint, pastels etc. An A1 portfolio will be essential to store your work, as well as sketchbooks.

The costs of these materials will be approximately £40 for year 1 and £40 for year 2.



All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.

There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').

 

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