The OCR Fine Art course is a creative course which encourages pupils to develop their 2D and 3D skills as well as their independent thinking. The two year course involves developing a variety of techniques and processes which draw on a range of materials and offer a chance to develop many different styles. All art pupils build a portfolio of work based around a clear theme which they present at the end of the academic year. As well as getting the opportunity to work individually on practical projects, pupils learn from direct teaching, peer learning, presentations, trips, reflective reading and writing. All art students are encouraged to experiment and will have the opportunity to use a wide range of materials including ceramics, sculpture, print-making, photography, design and many others. Recording images and representing the world around you are at the heart of the projects. During your time on the course you will gain a strong understanding of the genres and styles in the history of art which underpin your own work. You will develop a portfolio of work that demonstrates and evidences your creativity and understanding of art and design skills. You may explore a range of different subjects within a project such as the figure, architecture or natural forms.
The department offers courses at GCSE, AS, A2 (all OCR exam board) and International Baccalaureate (IB), and pupils receive excellent one to one teaching.