Art and Design

Entry Requirements:

GCSE (C or above) and/or BTEC L2 Extended Certificate (Merit)

Why should I take this course?

The study of Art and Design (Fine Art) will give you an understanding of key knowledge, practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas of study, for example drawing, painting, mixed-media, sculpture, printmaking and photography.

Course structure:

The AS qualification can be completed over one or two years and it is made up from coursework (portfolio building, etc.) and an externally set exam towards the end of the course year.

The A Level qualification is a 2 year course that consists of skills development and portfolio building. In the second year of the A-level; students are expected to build on the knowledge, understanding and skills from their previous work, with greater depth of study. In addition, there is an expectation of producing a written element which supports the practical development.

How will I be assessed?

A Level Year 1: Coursework and portfolio. Year 2: Coursework and externally set examination.

AS Level Year 1: Coursework and portfolio and externally set exam.

What careers might this course lead to?

There a wide variety of prospective careers that you can explore, including illustration, printing, design, working in galleries and many more.