Key Stage 5

Fine Art

Year 12

During the first term, students receive workshops in order to develop their skills in drawing, painting and mixed media. These workshops are closely linked to homework and the study of relevant artists.  During the second term, students complete an examination. This takes the form of a project based on a theme chosen from the list supplied by the examination board, which culminates in a final piece carried out in a ten hour examination.  Students are assessed only on their examination project for their AS qualification.

Year 13

Students continue to develop their skills in drawing, painting and mixed media. Students decide on their own theme for their Personal Investigation and follow their own line of enquiry with teacher guidance. They use materials of their own choice and select their own artists to inform their art work. The Personal investigation should include a 1000-3000 word essay. This is completed in the first term. Beginning in  the second term, students complete an examination. This takes the form of another project, based on a theme chosen from the list supplied by the examination board, which culminates in a final piece carried out in a 15 hour examination.

 

Photography

Year 12

Students receive workshops for the first term in order to learn how to use the camera, composition, lighting and editing.  Alongside these workshops students will analyse the images and techniques of a range of photographers and create their own to practice these techniques.  Beginning in the second term, students complete an examination. This takes the form of a project based on a theme chosen from the list supplied by the examination board which culminates in a final set of photographs carried out in a ten hour practical examination.  Students are assessed only on their examination project for their AS qualification.

Year 13

Students decide on their own theme for their Personal Investigation and follow their own line of enquiry with teacher guidance. The Personal investigation should include a 1000-3000 word essay related to an aspect of photography.  This is completed in the first term. Beginning in the second term, students complete an examination. This takes the form of another project, based on a theme chosen from the list supplied by the examination board, which culminates in a 15 hour practical examination.