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Art and Design - AS/A2 at Lyng Hall a trust school and specialist sports college

Course description

Art and Design (Fine Art) is a two year BTEC course. There are 6 units to study, all units are work 10 credits each and to gain the full BTEC all 60 credits must be produced using portfolios of work. 


Course content

Year one:

Content: - First year of the BTEC course consists of three units of work.

UNIT 1: Visual recording in art and design

UNIT 2: Materials

Pupils will develop an understanding of the extent and scope of portraiture and produce responses to the brief in a manner which best suits there own developing interests in Fine Art.


During this unit, students will produce developments from the previous coursework. The course will have a Fine Art focus; students will learn techniques associated with Fine art and learn how to use and apply varicose materials and techniques. Students will also gain an understanding of various conventions, genres and movement.


Content: - Second year of the BTEC course consists of three units of work.

UNIT 3  Ideas and concepts in art and design

 UNIT 4 Communication through Art and Design

Pupils will develop an understanding of how and why Artists communicate through visual media. And the extent to which it influenced by and influences culture, politics, belief systems, philosophy and sociology.

Unit 84 Presenting Fine Art Work

The aim of this unit is to introduce pupils to the techniques used by professional artists to present their work. Pupils will research a variety of presentation methods in order to evaluate their effectiveness and experiment with different techniques to present their own fine art work.


Entry requirements

There is no specific requirement for prior learning although some candidates will have already gained knowledge and understanding of relevant areas though a range of subjects at GCSE including GCSE Art. GCSE Art candidates who have achieved A* to C are at a distinct advantage.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the BTEC course will provide a suitabe foundation for pupils to study a range of courses at Higher Education Level including:

Fine Art


Media Studies



The range of HE courses which accept GCE fine art are extensive.


Further information

For more information please contact Mr Galloway, Lead Art Teacher

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lyng Hall a trust school and specialist sports college directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014
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