Examination Board and Qualification: Edexcel Level 3 Advanced
Endorsed Fine Art – drawing, painting and related media
Component 1 Title: Personal Investigation (60%):
The following overview of the component content is based, fundamentally, on processes which use drawing and painting from first-hand Observation; Analysis & Recording from primary sources:
Processes will involve:
The component must evidence three major elements: supporting studies, practical work and a personal study.
Supporting studies and practical work will comprise a portfolio of developmental work and outcome(s) and the personal study will be evidenced through critical written communication showing contextual research and understanding in 1000-3000 words of continuous prose, which may contain integrated images.
Component 2 Title: Externally Set Assignment (40%):
This component will be produced in Year 13 from the end of term 3 onwards.
This requires students to process the same content as Component 1 (not including the personal study) but in response to an externally set theme. It also requires students to work more independently and to produce a final outcome under controlled examination conditions, over 15 hours.
What kinds of students are most suited to this course?
Students must have done GCSE Art & Design, preferably endorsed Fine Art.
Students must have had experience of drawing and painting from direct observation; primary sources.
Students will also need:
What other courses often combine successfully with this?
All subjects are compatible in terms of cross-curricular interest and suitability. Successful combinations have been with Textiles, Graphics, Theatre Studies, Photography, History, English, Media, Psychology, as well as the sciences and Maths (Architecture).
What career or higher education options might this course lead to?
Art & Design is one of the country’s largest industries offering an enormous range of careers in the creative sector. There is a considerable range of practical and academic subjects which can be studied at degree level.
1 year Diploma Foundation Course in Art and Design – this course is designed to learn about and experience the breadth of creative discipline, building a portfolio of work and make informed decisions for specialised degree courses. (e.g. Fine Art, Illustration, Graphics, Costume Design, Architecture, Digital Animation etc.)
4 year Foundation Degree Course.
E.g., Art Administration, Cultural/Media Studies, Fashion, Photography, Illustration, Graphics etc.
Degree Course (in specialized subjects – subject to suitable A Levels) E.g. Fashion, Photography, History of Art, Illustration, Graphics etc.
What extra-curricular activities support this course?
Life-Drawing, Visiting Galleries & Museums, etc.