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Art at St Aidan's and St John Fisher's Associated Sixth Form

Course description

Art at AS and A2 level is a diverse course which requires students to think for themselves and show initiative and enthusiasm. Students will be able to work in one area (eg. painting) in depth, or several areas which demonstrate breadth.

As far as possible the course can be tailored to the interests of the student although certain criteria are common to all projects. These are:

* Providing detailed studies, which help support idea development and improve technique
* Exploring the work of famous artists or designers in order to enhance own work. Some of this should be done by visiting galleries
* Developing ideas and exploring media
* Putting together a final piece in a chosen medium

The course would appeal to anyone creatively minded and with a certain degree of independence. The working methods offer a substantial change from the normal lesson format for most academic subjects - teaching is mainly on a one-to-one basis.

Entry requirements

A grade B or above for GCSE Art is preferred.

It is possible to take Art in the Sixth Form without having followed a GCSE in Art but you should contact either Mrs Smith at St Aidan’s or Mr Barton at St John Fisher to discuss this; proof of your potential (i.e. artwork you have completed) will be required.

5 GCSEs A*-C Grade

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Aidan's and St John Fisher's Associated Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years