A-Level Fine Art will explore a range of art materials, techniques and processes across different areas of study including portraiture, still life, human form, abstraction and experimental imagery. You will be required to produce a sketchbook for each project which documents your research, visual experiments, ideas generation and development of final pieces to demonstrate the creative process.
Throughout the course you will be required to research the work of other artists and designers and respond visually and critically to their work to demonstrate your understanding of visual communication.
When you complete the course you’ll be able to express ideas and link your intentions to outcomes in a confident and assured manner. This qualification will encourage you to explore and develop art & design skills in a creative setting alongside our full time further and higher education art students.
The first year will introduce you to a range of Art & Design practices and contexts in preparation for the year 2 assessments, including drawing, painting and printmaking.
In Year two you will complete your formal assessments which form your overall A Level grade. Component 01 is the personal investigation. Learners must produce two elements in response to a College or learner-set starting point, brief, scenario or stimulus: a portfolio of practical work and a related study.
Component 02 is the externally set task. It will provide learners with a range of themes each with written and visual starting points, a brief and stimuli. From these, one option must be selected by the learner on which they must base their personal response.
Component 01 is a non-exam assessment. It is internally marked and externally moderated. This component is marked out of 120 marks and contributes 60% to the overall weighting of OCR’s Fine Art A-Level.
Component 02 is an externally set task and is a 15 hour non-exam assessment. It is internally marked and externally moderated. This component is marked out of 80 marks and contributes 40% to the overall weighting of OCR’s Fine Art A-Level.
Upon completing this course you will be equipped to move on to a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design or progress directly to some degree courses.