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Upton-by-Chester High School

Art (AQA)

Within art there are two possible routes: fine art or photography. In both subjects we build upon what you have achieved in your GCSE qualification and provide you with further opportunities to experiment with a wide variety of processes, materials, skills and techniques. There will be trips to galleries and students will keep a gallery book of their own visits and inspirations. You will respond expressively and analytically and be encouraged to identify and explore your own content through practical and theoretical study.

Fine Art: There will be a foundation year, followed by coursework: component 1 (60%) and an externally set exam; component 2 (40%). This course is ideal for students who have an interest or passion for art as well as those interested in following a career which requires an art and design qualification.

Entry requirements: GCSE grade 5 in art; grade 4 considered with portfolio and teacher reference

Photography: You will broaden your knowledge of the technical processes of photography and photographers and respond expressively. There will be trips to galleries and students will keep a gallery book of their own visits. This course is suitable for students who are new to this subject as well as students who have previously taken GCSE photography.

Entry requirements: GCSE grade 5 in art or photography if taken, but any student eligible for the Sixth Form will be considered. Students must have a good Bridge camera or DSLR