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Fine Art AS & A Level at The Camden School for Girls

Course description

Art at A level is designed to give you an interesting and varied experience of the subject at a higher level than GCSE whilst building on existing skills and understanding. You will be using a wide range of materials and experimenting with ideas. There will be opportunities to learn about techniques such as oil paint, screen printing and sculptural materials.

We will also include life drawing, gallery trips and sound foundation knowledge of Art History. The units encourage you to develop your own ideas and style, but the course does have a structure which is designed to broaden and deepen your understanding of artists and art skills.

To succeed you will need to be able to plan and develop ideas in a creative way and be able to finish your work for display at the end of the course.

Entry requirements

All applicants must have an academic reference from their current school stating their predicted grades. These must in all cases include GCSEs at level 6 or above in English language and maths, and 3 other GCSEs at or above grade B.

'B' grade or above at GCSE Art


The A Level runs from September in Year 12 to final assessment in June in the second year of study. You will be tackling a range of projects in the first year and a half, which will come together to form your coursework unit. You will then produce a further unit in response to the exam theme in the spring term of the final year. The coursework unit is worth 60% and the exam unit is worth 40%.

Part of the coursework unit in the A Level course is a formal written and illustrated essay on an art or design topic of your own choice.

Future opportunities

Many of our students go on to Art Foundation courses at the major art schools. Following this they take up places on degree courses in areas such as graphics, fashion, illustration, fine art, printed and woven textiles and stage design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Camden School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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