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Art and Design at King Ecgbert

Course description

We run a varied and interesting course that allows you to develop your creative interests. Candidates will work in at least two of the following areas of Art and Design. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas.

• Fine Art

• Graphic Communication

• Textile Design

• Three-Dimensional Design

• Photography: lens-based and light-based media

We run regular Gallery visits and organise skills workshops in a variety of media. The classrooms are specialist areas designed to be used by you in your creative pursuits.

Course content

The Y12 component 1 is based on a theme you will choose to develop a portfolio of work. It is a highly individual and creative project. The component 2 is an externally set project with a timed element of 10 hours incorporated into it and is a great challenge to your creative and artistic abilities.

The Y13 component 1 is a project based on a chosen topic which can be highly individual and creative. It includes a written element (1000-3000 words) that your Art tutor will guide you through.  Unit 4 is an externally set assignment ending with a 15hr exam. It is a great challenge to your creative and artistic abilities.




Entry requirements

5 in Art and Design (individual cases considered on merit)


For your A Level art course you will produce a portfolio project based on a theme of your choice and a second project which will be externally set by AQA. The externally set project will have a choice of 6-7 starting points. You will be marked on how well you develop these projects by developing ideas towards an outcome/outcomes.


Financial information

National and international gallery visits and Artists working with sixth form students. You will be provided with a wide range of artistic media to experiment with.


Future opportunities

Careers within Art and Design

Artists, Architects, Graphic Designers, Fashion Designers, Interior Designers and Engineers are but a few of the many roles that require the creative skills developed by an Art and Design A Level.

Idea development will be in almost every job you do. We will help you develop this core skill.

“About 35% of current jobs in the UK are at high risk of computerisation over the following 20 years, according to researchers at Oxford University.”

“Roles requiring employees to think on their feet and come up with creative and original ideas, for example artists, designers or engineers, hold a significant advantage in the face of automation”

Further information

Creativity, perseverance and a love for Art and design, you will be expected to visit galleries and find out as much as you can about Artists crafts people. The students that study Art a level with us find that our A level is their most successful result.



A*-B      67%

3 year average

A*-B      64%

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: 03 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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