Miss S Ogden
Summer Work 2020
Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in Art-related GCSE course or Portfolio

Exam Board

AQA

Why Choose Fine Art or Graphics?

Fine Art is a highly creative and exciting subject, which enables you to develop a portfolio of work, which is essential if you wish to pursue a career in Architecture, Fine Art or any other Design related university degree. If you have an interest in Fine Art then this is the course for you, as you will engage in a wide range of artistic tasks in drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, installation, photography and printmaking. You will be encouraged to broaden your artistic skills through a series of workshops in order to work independently developing your own ideas investigating a wide range of traditional and contemporary artists. You will learn a variety of new art techniques on a variety of scales in order for you to develop your own independent work, with the opportunity to visit art galleries and exhibitions throughout the course. 

The graphics industry offers many exciting careers for the ambitious and hardworking. If you have an interest in Graphic Design then Graphics is the course for you as it will give you exposure to different aspects of Graphic Communication. This will enable you to develop skills in a variety of disciplines and demonstrate your understanding of these contexts. Your ideas and designs will be produced using both traditional and new technologies. If you enjoy being creative and developing your own design work, this course enables you to produce highly original final pieces and gain further understanding of both contemporary artists and designers.

What is Involved?

The AQA  A-level Art - Fine Art or Graphics is a two-year course and is similar to the GCSE course.

In Year 12, you will develop a portfolio of work through one set theme for example Body Language or Music and Fashion. This involves working in areas specific to your chosen specialism (e.g. Art includes drawing, painting, photography while Graphics uses typography, logo design and promotional branding). You will be encouraged to broaden your artistic and design skills through a series of workshops in order to work independently. You will develop your own ideas in a sketchbook and then produce creative final artwork whilst further advancing your skills in the presentation of your own work. You will investigate historical and contemporary practices of artists with the opportunities to visit art galleries and exhibitions during the course. If you are taking just the AS course then there will be an externally set assignment.

In the second year of the course, you will gain more independence as the course progresses, which will lead to a personal investigation and an externally set assignment in any area of Fine Art or Graphics.

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examination results

100%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

what we've been up to...

25Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 25: Use one of your strengths in a new or creative way. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/shZD6LAuIY

24Nov '20

A massive thank you goes to the #WKGSCommunity💙 £1917.80 was raised for @BBCCiN from our Non-Uniform Day. Well done everyone! 👏🙌👍😁 #WKGS #ChildrenInNeed #Proud @WKGS_Pastoral @WKGS_6thForm https://t.co/CEnc0TtVC3

24Nov '20

Grab bags of free sanitary products now available to all our #WKGSY10 #WKGSY11 & @WKGS_6thForm students. #EndPeriodPoverty #PeriodEquality.  More grab bags will be prepared for students in #WKGS Years 7, 8 & 9 to collect early next month. @WKGS_Pastoral #WKGSCommunity💙 https://t.co/AzgNHrvgFu

24Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 24: Share with a friend something helpful you learned recently. #wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/5C7qbbindA

24Nov '20

Bebras Computing Challenge 2020

Bebras Computing Challenge results - congratulations to WKGS Year 7!

23Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 23: Set aside a regular time to pursue an activity you love 🎨🧘‍♀️🎶📚 #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/rYEQ6Pq4G8

23Nov '20

Panorama Documentary – “Is TikTok Safe?” You may be aware that a recent Panorama programme was broadcast titled “Is TikTok Safe?”. This documentary explored some of the issues surrounding the popular social media app. #WKGS have released the letter below offering advice... (1/2)

22Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 22: Find a new way to tell someone you appreciate them. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/72z5M4dAR8

21Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 21: Learn a new skill from a friend or share one of yours with them. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/PHzjNcdN0c

20Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 20: Make a meal using a recipe or ingredient you've not tried before. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/VXJ0EaJ2el

20Nov '20

In the #WKGSCommunity💙 support is always there for anyone who needs help. @ABAonline #UnitedAgainstBullying #AntiBullyingWeek #WKGS @WKGS_Pastoral @WKGS_Wellbeing https://t.co/6kTImnT1qE

19Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 19: Broaden your perspective: read a different paper, magazine or site. #NewWaysNovember #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/LmLZCPOdyw

19Nov '20

Our #WKGSY11 got to experience life @WestKirbyGS 6th Form and tried out some A-Level lessons. 👍😃 If you would like to know more about #WKGS6thForm or if you would like to submit an application, please click on the links below ⬇️ wkgs.org/6th-form-virtu… wkgs.org/sixth-form-onl… https://t.co/2BIBOWmKET

18Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 18: Connect with someone from a different generation. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/jpTD8PSQPT

18Nov '20

Bullying can have a devastating impact on those who experience it. But by channelling our collective efforts & ambitions, we can reduce it. The #WKGSCommunity💙 is supporting #AntiBullyingWeek Together, we’re #UnitedAgainstBullying. @abaonline bit.ly/antibullyingwe… https://t.co/P7UoAdTT23