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Fine Art A Level at West Somerset College

Course description

You will produce a portfolio of artwork from a variety of different themes, experimenting with different materials and processes. You will also develop work for a personal investigation, including a written element, based on your own ideas and chosen medium. There is an externally set task or ‘exam project’ at the end of the course. As part of the course there will also be visits to London to view galleries, along with the rest of the arts faculty and a possibility of a Foreign Trip. There will also be ample opportunities to exhibit your own work.

Course content

  • You will develop a strong drawing foundation.
  • You will have the opportunity to explore a range of materials and processes.
  • You will develop your own portfolio of work to enable you to apply for courses in higher education and employment.
  • You will be given the opportunity to study artists’ work from Primary sources.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade 5/C or above including English and Maths. Plus GCSE grade B in Art or equivalent design based course.


60% Coursework, 40% Controlled Test

Future opportunities

From this course you would normally progress to further and higher education through a foundation course or directly onto a degree course.

Further information

What do your current students say?

‘’The Post 16 Fine Art course at WSC is a hard working but fun and creative learning environment, we have our own Sixth Form area where we can work throughout the day and the teachers are excellent and very supportive’'

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Somerset College directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years