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The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising four secondary, six primary and two special schools with two further under development. We are proud of our ethos of collaboration and inclusion, "Bringing out the best" in students of all abilities and backgrounds. Visit website

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ART & DESIGN (Fine Art)

The course provides opportunities to develop a broad foundation of critical, practical and theoretical skills that offers students a holistic understanding of a range of practices and contexts in the visual arts, crafts and design fields.

Fine Art covers a broad and developing area of study which may include painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, installation, performance and conceptual art and aspects of print-making, photography and film, along with Mixed Media, collage and assemblage. It utilises tradional, new and emerging media and processes. Involves expressive use of a particularly wide range of materials, techniques and skills.

Possible ares of study include:

  • painting and drawing
  • mixed media, including collage and assemblage
  • performance and conceptual art
  • sculpture
  • land or environmental art
  • installation
  • printmaking: relief, intaglio, screen processes and lithography
  • film, animation, video, photography
  • digital media


The course includes purposeful use of drawing to record information and may take the form of:

  • sketches
  • analytical observational studies
  • storyboards
  • thumbnail sketches
  • layouts
  • roughs
  • experimental or expressive studies
  • 2 or 3D modelling
  • detailed designs or elevations


Assessment Format

Component 1: Personal Investigation, 60% of qualification, internally assessed, externally moderated.

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment, 40% of qualification, internally assessed, externally moderated.


Board: Eduqas

Course Entry Requirements:

GCSE grade 5 or above in Art and Design and Fine Art. 


Teacher to contact: Miss E Nix