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Art & Design (Fine Art) AS & A Level at Caterham High School

Course description

A Level Art is split into 4 Units over the two years. Our aim is that students gain a broad range of skills and are exposed to a wide range of artists’ work and practices enabling them to become independent self motivated learners capable of making in depth and imaginative art work. Drawing is an essential part of the course and an ability to record from direct observation is very important.

Students will be encouraged to use a variety of media and materials and express their individual thoughts, emotions, ideas and observations in visual form.

Entry requirements

7 GCSE’s at grade A*–C including English at grade C/grade 4 and Art.


Year 12

The AS Art Course consists of 2 Units.

  • Unit 1
    Students develop a body of work that focuses developing a wide range of techniques that feed into students’ independent work. (60% of final AS mark).
  • Unit 2
    Unit 2 is set by the examining body and it involves a 10 hour supervised exam where the students develop a final piece of work. (40% of final AS mark).

Year 13

The A Level Art course consists of a further two units

  • Unit 1
    Students develop their own response to a project title, such as “Distortion”. They should continue to refine and experiment in their artistic practice and show their technical and critical understanding in an extended essay. (60% of the final A Level mark).
  • Unit 2
    Unit 2 is set by the examining body and it involves a 15 hour supervised task that shows how the students develop their own ideas for a final piece of work. (40% of final A Level mark).

Future opportunities

The UK creative industries currently employ 1.1 million people and are hugely influential across the world. Jobs include, Graphic Design/Advertising, Architect, Media/Fashion Photographer, Fashion/Textile Design, Theatre and Television Set Design, Model Making, Web design.

University courses include:
Fine Art, Visual Communication, Three Dimensional Design, Fashion, Architecture.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caterham High School directly.

Last updated date: 22 December 2016
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