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Art, Craft and Design/Fine Art A Level at The Kings of Wessex Academy

Course description

The course will enable you to get hands on experience in a range of materials and disciplines. You will develop your drawing, painting and making skills through a series of exciting workshops, and you will be introduced to a range of specialist areas such as print-making and ceramics. It will provide you with a creative base from which you can develop and build skills from your own strengths and interests. Drawing is a core activity: this will help you improve your overall standard regardless of your ability. You can join us in our enrichment program visiting London galleries, participate in artist led workshops and sign up to a residential trip.

Course content

You can select to study Art, Craft and Design or Fine Art.
Component 1, you will develop work based on an idea, issue, concept or theme leading to a finished outcome. To support your practical work you will include written work of 1000 - 3000 words.

In Component 2, you will respond to a stimulus, provided by AQA and work independently within specified time constraints. You will develop a personal and meaningful response which leads to a finished outcome.

Entry requirements

GCSE C or above in a creative subject. *Studio Fee: £60 (for the two year course).


A Level Component 1: Personal Investigation, 96 marks, 60% of A Level.

A Level Component 2: Externally set assignment. Preparatory period + 15 hours supervised Time, 96 marks, 40% of A level

Future opportunities

The UK has a long and successful history of trading with all parts of the world and its creative industries are a huge success story. The department has a high success rate in getting students on to art foundation and degree courses. You will receive individual guidance and support in putting together a portfolio of work for interview as well as finding the right course for you.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Kings of Wessex Academy directly.

Last updated date: 24 April 2017

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