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The Fine Art programme is exciting and challenging, encouraging experimentation and self-expression in a wide variety of media. Students are offered support through individual feedback and tutorials.

At AS we teach a broad range of skills through a series of projects where you are encouraged to experiment and develop ideas by reviewing and refining your practice through informed research. As a result, you will begin to develop your own individual style.

At A2 you develop a sustained body of work on your chosen personal theme supported by 1000–3000 word dissertation.

Assessment

All work undertaken for the 2 components of each year of the course is practical. There are no formal theory exams, but simply a final outcome made under timed exam conditions at the end of each year.

Entry Requirements

Grade C or above in GCSE Art. An average GCSE score of 5.00 or above. Students who have not taken GCSE Art will be considered but will need to show evidence of artistic and creative ability by submitting a portfolio of drawings or paintings and be interviewed on or before Enrolment Day by a member of the Art & Design team.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum average GCSE score.
We use average GCSE scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

- - 9
A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your average GCSE Score
To calculate your score, take your best eight GCSE qualifications which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. To work out each point score, add them all together and then divide the total by eight.

BTEC Firsts, CiDA, DiDA, Functional Skills Level 1/2, GCSE Short Courses, OCR Vocational & ECDL qualifications are not counted towards Average GCSE Scores however we do take them into consideration when assessing overall academic achievement and your suitability for BTEC and other vocational courses. 

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail admissions@eastnorfolk.ac.uk. We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.


Content

The course covers both traditional and non-traditional skills with exploration in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and installation, digital and alternative media. Fine Art is housed in a new studio enhanced by vast natural light, with spacious areas to work. The art room is equipped with computers offering students the opportunity to use Adobe Photoshop and other creative software.

At AS level you will learn the basic skills of drawing, painting, manipulating materials through the use of collage, relief, sculpture and colour. You will have the opportunity to write an independent project derived from a theme and learn to develop a focused study influenced by contemporary and historical references.

In the second year at A-level the skills learnt at AS level are built on and extended using processes and techniques of your choice. The second year finishes with an exhibition showcasing student work.

Outcome/Progression

Students ­find this subject a creative complement to other subjects. Some use it as a stepping stone to a Foundation Course in Art and Design or as a direct route to a degree course in subjects such as Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, 3D Design, Fashion and Textiles, Photography, Film Animation or Architecture.

Inspirational Links

East Norfolk Sixth Form Pinterest – for examples of past and present students work. https://www.pinterest.com/eastnorfolksfc/

Lyndsay Carlyon’s Pinterest – for a wide range of historical and contemporary artists works. https://www.pinterest.com/Lyndsay1278/

For all art and design related degrees nationwide visit www.ucas.com

We run numerous educational visits to UK and international galleries. Below are some of the galleries we visit:

Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery - http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Norwich_Castle/Art_Galleries/index.htm

Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts - http://www.scva.ac.uk/

Tate Galleries - http://www.tate.org.uk

Kroller Muller Museum in Amsterdam - http://krollermuller.nl/visit?gclid=COGj1_jQxsYCFc7HtAodbXoDNA

Rijkmuseum, Amsterdam - https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en

Course Information

Level

A level

Course Work

Exams

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