Course: Fine Art
Art is a vibrant and exciting course, one in which you will work in many different Art and Design specialisms.
Throughout this course, your work will be marked regularly and displayed in school. You will be assessed for your final grade using:
Coursework Portfolio (60% of the final grade): Students require a minimum of 2 units, internally set and developed from personal and/or given starting points. From their work undertaken within the course, each student will then need to select and present their work in a portfolio. The student’s portfolio will evidence how they have met each of the assessment objectives.
Examination (40% of the final grade): An externally set task is completed in ten hours under exam conditions with several weeks preparation time beforehand. The task requires a sustained period of focused study and requires evidence of how a student has met each of the assessment objectives.
Students can progress to study Art at A level.
Following on from this you could go on to study other Art related subjects such as Fine Art, Illustration, Interior design, Sculpture, Printmaking, Film, CGI, Photography, Web & Game Design, Animation, Ceramics, Set & Costume design, Graphics etc.
For future careers, the creative industries are amongst the fastest growing industries in the world. There are numerous career paths that students could follow from being a CGI designer on films to becoming a self-employed illustrator working on commissions.