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Art, Craft and Design - A Level at Lipson Co-operative Academy

Course description

In order to be successful in Fine Art you need to have a genuine passion for the subject. Although this course demands your time and commitment, we believe you will find the challenges rewarding and fulfilling. This subject provides the ideal platform for any student wishing to pursue the extensive career opportunities in the art and design or creative and visual arts field. It will also appeal to those students who have been successful at GCSE and wish to maintain a creative balance within their studies at A Level.

Course content

During the AS course you will develop skills in using a wide range of materials, tools and techniques. You will be engaged in the study of art history and encouraged to develop personal ideas as well as the process of artistic creation. During the course of the two years students are expected to respond to a number of themes, projects and styles. Students will work with professional artists and have the chance to visit galleries and put on their own exhibitions. Students will produce a range of work in sketchbooks as well as final images or sculptures.

Entry requirements

  • Grade B or above in GCSE Art or Textiles.
  • Grade C or above in English.
  • 5 GCSE’s at grade A*-C


You will be continuously assessed in a number of ways during the course. Most assessment will take the form of individual feedback to help you to improve a skill, idea or technique. The course will be marked as 60% coursework and 40% controlled test. The controlled test will take the form of a project that culminates in a final product created under exam conditions.

Future opportunities

You could work within many creative industry disciplines, such as: Advertising, Animation, Archaeology, Architecture, Teaching, Art Therapy, Ceramic Design, Sculpture, Graphics, Bookbinding, Conservation, Textile or Fashion Design, Art Technician, Display or Interior Design, Industrial Design. Such career choices will sometimes require students to complete a Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design) after A Levels.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lipson Co-operative Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September