Teachers of Fine Art
- Mrs C D Setterfield (Curriculum Leader)
- Miss L Souch
Reasons to Study Art
- Higher Education / Career progression
- Success at GCSE
- Enjoyment and creative outlet
- Keep your options open
- Transferable skills that are developed
Our Vision for Fine Art
Students at SJB who study Fine Art embark on a journey of self-expression. Along the way there will be a variety of practical opportunities across a range of skill sets. Students explore, enjoy, unlock their creative potential and enhance their wellbeing. Art and Design prepares students for the creative industries and equips them with transferable skills for other pathways.
- Fine Art
- Graphic Design
- Fashion Design
- Textiles Design
- Interior Design
- TV/Film e.g. Set Design
- Jewellery Design
- Often students will follow up the Fine Art ‘A’ Level with a Foundation course in Art and Design or go for direct entry to University.
Outline of Course
Exam Board: Eduqas
Personal Investigation: 60%
Consists of two parts:
- Practical project based on themes and subject matter of personal significance.
- An extended written element of 1000 words minimum, which may contain images and texts and must clearly relate to practical work using an appropriate working vocabulary and specialist terminology.
Externally Set Assignment: 40%
Externally Set Assignment Structure: Preparatory period commencing on or from 1 February (of Year 13). Students select one starting point from a series of visual or written stimuli to inspire and inform their own work. The preparatory period concludes with 15 hours of supervised time where students produce a final outcome/s.
Link to specification:
A Level Art and Design | Eduqas
A level specification template (eduqas.co.uk)
x12 50 minute lessons a fortnight
Students complete several projects that continue to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in preparation for their personal investigation and externally set assignment. They will also be introduced to working with new materials and processes which will enhance and build their portfolio for progression onto higher education study.