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Art and Design - Fine Art at High Storrs

Course description

AQA A Level Fine Art


Course content

A Level Art requires students to complete three skills projects on still life, landscapes and human form covering 2D drawing and painting as well as clay, textiles and printing skills.

Students will undertake and develop their research skills and annotation into Art and Artists, both contemporary and historic.

Students complete portfolio projects as part of the A Level, including one individually selected project, which includes written work and a 15 hour final piece.


Entry requirements

A minimum of five Grade 9 - 4 / A*-C at GCSE. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 / Grade C in English Language


Grade 4 / C in Art




Non-exam Assessment (coursework) - 60%

  • Three mini skills projects on still life, landscape   and human form
  • One mock exam project
  • One individually selected project

Practical Examination - 40%

  • One project with a 15 hour final piece

Both components are marked by the teaching staff and moderated by the exam board.


Future opportunities

Students will further develop their technical skills through the teaching of drawing, painting, printing, sculpture and textile work. Creative thinking skills are at the forefront of all the work, connecting Art to a range of other subjects.

Art combines well with other creative subjects such as Dance, Film Studies, Design and Technology and Theatre Studies, whilst providing a balanced education for those studying Sciences and Maths.

There are specific Art colleges that students can explore if they choose Art as a career pathway. Career prospects can include: artist, graphic designer, textile designer, fashion designer, set designer, exhibition designer, window dresser, hairdresser, architect and art administrator.


Further information

Click on this link for more information about entry to High Storrs and Fine Art


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 November 2017
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