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Art & Design at Ringwood School Academy

Course description

Students have the opportunity to explore a wide range of two and three-dimensional approaches to their studies.

The key disciplines associated with this course are painting and drawing, printmaking and sculpture.

Opportunities are also available toexplore new media in art, photography, film and video, illustration, installation work and textiles.

Course content

  • Exploring a wide range of artists’ work alongside practising skills such as printmaking, drawing, painting and 3D work will provide valuable insights into ways of art making.
  • More contemporary media such as installation work, film and video and animation are also encouraged.
  • Students will be required to respond creatively to set starting points and develop an independent approach to the production of their coursework.
  • Gallery visits, artists’ workshops and fieldwork visits also contribute towards a
  • rich and rewarding experience.
  • Transferable skills such as problem solving, contextual thinking and greater visual  literacy are all developed, and provide valuable support to other areas of the curriculum.

Entry requirements

  • 3 Bs and 3 Cs (or equivalent) at GCSE.
  • A GCSE in either Art or Graphics will prepare students for the type of work they will be expected to produce.


  • The AS and A Level consist of two components - the Personal  Investigation and the externally set assignment.
  • Work submitted for AS Level can form part of a student’s submission for A Level and will be assessed at the higher standard

Future opportunities

This Art-based course is a valuable starting point for students considering future employment within a creative or media based industry and will promote a questioning and sensitive approach, contributing towards a balanced programme of study.

The traditional progression route for all Art based subjects is onto a foundation course and then onto higher education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ringwood School Academy directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years