Fine Art

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Curriculum Intent

Art at St Gregory’s seeks to give students a firm foundation in the key skills of Art and Design. A broad range of media is covered including drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

The use of photography and digital media is also encouraged. Students learn about Art from different cultures and develop their knowledge of Art History within a variety of themed projects.

The aim is to be as creative as possible in order to produce work which is unique and personal, whilst still showing a connection to what they have learnt from others. Art can form a powerful tool for self-expression and students are encouraged to celebrate what is important to them in the work they create.


Key Stage 5 Curriculum

Course Code: A Level Fine Art/Photography AQA
Exam Board Specification

Whether specialising in Fine Art or Photography, this is a wide ranging course, encouraging a very personal approach to work and chosen media.

We explore the world through the visual arts in 2D and 3D media using drawing and painting, photography, print-making and sculpture.

Students will be introduced to a variety of traditional and new media, processes and techniques. Knowledge of the work of other artists and photographers will be developed and they will create their own personal outcomes by following a process of refinement of ideas.

The course begins with completing a broad project on People and Places, covering portraiture, landscapes, still life and urban art. Students then start the Personal Investigation (Component 1) and once completed, progress to their final exam project (Component 2).

KS5 Fine Art Curriculum Map