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Art and Design Fine Art (Linear)

Awarding body: Edexcel
Specification number: 9FA0

Entry requirements

B grade recommended at GCSE or equivalent portfolio of work
Average GCSE point score 31

Course content

There are 2 components 1) Personal Investigation (60%) which contains practical work and a small guided written study. 2) An externally set assessment (40%). Students have the opportunity to develop their skills in painting, drawing, print making and 3D work. They can explore and investigate their own ideas with step by step guidance from teacher-led tutorials. There are also trip opportunities such as visits to the Tate, The Saatchi and Curwen Print Centre.

Assessment

Students have the opportunity to develop their skills in painting, drawing, print making and 3D work.  They can explore and investigate their own ideas with step by step guidance from teacher-led tutorials.

Why Art at Marlborough Science Academy?

Exceptional results, tremendous value added and impressive facilities.

Expectations of students

You will need an A1 portfolio, a sketchpad, colour materials e.g. pastel, pencils and some basic paints. This is mainly for homework. Students are required to work independently at home, research projects with images and photos and contribute creatively to the group.

Career paths

Any form of design or art courses such as painting, sculpture, graphics, product design, fashion, textiles, architecture, furniture/jewellery design etc. Also it shares many links with other subjects such as English, Drama, History, Maths etc. The modern world requires many skills in creativity, industries connected with new media, advertising, gaming, film, performance and journalism often employ graduates with an education in the Arts.

SUBJECT DESTINATIONS

Illustration, Art Foundation, Film Studies and Media Production.

STUDENT UNIVERSITY DESTINATION 2015

Illustration at Norwich, Art Foundation West Herts College, Hertfordshire and Camberwell.

How to apply

Ms J Bustin, The Marlborough Science Academy.

J.bustin@marlborough.herts.sch.uk