A Level Art requires students to complete a term of skills
based mini projects, using a variety of techniques such
as drawing, painting and colour work, mixed media and
textures as well as potentially sculpture, photography and
printing. Those interested in creative art textiles can also
explore this throughout the course.
Students will develop their research and annotation skills
alongside their practical art skills, expanding their subject
specific vocabulary on art and artists and art movements,
both contemporary and historic.
Students complete portfolio projects of their own choice as
part of the A Level, including a mock exam project, a selfdirected
coursework project (which includes a 1000-word
dissertation) and an exam project.
Non-Exam Assessment (Coursework) - 60%
• Skills development
• One mock exam project
• One self-directed project
Practical Examination - 40%
• One project with a 15 hour final piece
Both components are marked by the teaching staff and
moderated by the exam board.
A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 9 - 4. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics
Grade 4 in Art
Students will further develop their technical skills through the
teaching of drawing, painting, printing, sculpture and textile
work. This will be informed by the areas in which they wish to
explore. Creative thinking skills are at the forefront of all the
work, connecting art to a range of other subjects.
Art combines well with other creative subjects such as Dance,
Film Studies, Design and Technology and Theatre Studies,
whilst providing a balanced education for those studying
Sciences and Maths, and the Humanities.
There are specific art colleges that students can explore if they
choose art as a career pathway.
Career prospects can include: Artist, Graphic Designer, Textile
Designer, Fashion Designer, Set Designer Architect, Games
design, Illustrator, Photographer, etc.