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At AS level, you will build on your existing skills and develop further techniques and enhance your understanding in Fine Art, which includes painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and printmaking.

This course is practical, supported by the study of Art and Art History. Your work will be supported by research, using traditional resources including the library, the web and current periodicals as well as study visits to local, national and international galleries and museums.

The course is built around sketchbook development, life drawing and personal projects supported by Studio Learning Coaches and Practising Artists. You will have access to specialist studio space and equipment and have the opportunity to work alongside professional artists in their workplace. In addition, you will be able to complete various collaborative projects throughout the year, leading to exhibition and business opportunities.

A2 level study comprises of two units in the disciplines of painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and printmaking. This course builds on techniques, skills and concepts through practical and research methods. In this second year, you will be able to pursue your own personal strengths and interests.

The course is assessed through practical outcomes and evaluation and culminates in a graduation exhibition.


Specific requirements

In addition to the A level pathway requirement of 5 GCSEs preferably including English and Maths, you will need a GCSE grade A*-B in Art. You will also need to show a portfolio of work demonstrating your creative ability.

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