The AS courses within the art department are all about experimentation, developing skills, confidence and stretching personal strengths and ideas. AS Practical Workshops are central to building a strong portfolio and reinforcing strong observational and experimentation skills. Within each of the specialisms, key skills are explored through a range of bespoke workshops which culminate in the presentation of a skilled based project preparing students for their AS examination.
Once pupils have developed and found their preferred media/technique, a choice of project themes are given by the exam board (OCR), and then a project is cultivated which is 100% of the AS grade.
A2 is about the strengths, interests and preferences of the pupil – a totally personal project. A practical portfolio of practical work, along with a final response is created by students.
Fine Art: H201, Photography: H203 and Textiles: H204
The animated gif to the right is a piece by a Year 13 student Simran. The task was about creating narrative without words. The piece was made by creating a triptych frame in Photoshop and creating a series of multiple image layers which were then converted into animation frames.
Foundation course leading to a BA (Hons) degree in anything art-based that links to your chosen endorsement. For example: