Whether choosing to study A Level Fine Art, Art Craft and Design, Photography, or Visual arts at IB we actively promote creativity and personal investigation through the exploration of processes and techniques. This broadens each student’s skill base through a supported and inspirational environment.
Our courses allow creative ability to flourish whilst following a personal journey through a range of practices encompassing many components and methods such as: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, fibre arts and photography. The breadth of our course enables students to develop conceptual and representative themes such as the figure, still life, landscape and location as well as issues based on religious work. We pride ourselves on offering a personalised learning experience to higher line art students to ensure we work to the strengths and passions of the individual.
All students will experience a series of workshops in techniques of printmaking, construction, colour and the application of paint that will help to extend their skills and enrich their creativity. Students are encouraged to take ownership of individual creative ideas but are supported and guided through development and outcomes.
The A Level follows the AQA Art, Craft and Design, Fine Art and Photography curriculum.
Assessment is as follows:
Portfolio 60% of AS (96 marks)
The emphasis of this component is on the development of understanding and skills, using an appropriate range of materials, processes and techniques.
Externally Set Assignment 40% of AS (96 marks)
Following a preparatory period, students must complete 10 hours of unaided, supervised time.
Personal Investigation 60% of A Level (96 marks)
Students are to conduct a practical investigation, into an issue, concept or theme, supported by written material.
Externally Set Assignment 40% of A Level (96 marks)
Following a preparatory period, students must complete 15 hours of unaided, supervised time.
Students go on to careers in; Architecture, Graphic Design, Illustration, Game design, Fine art, Interior Design, Fashion, Animation, Print making, Teaching, Art therapist, Curator, Web design, Product design