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AS / A Level - Art, Craft and Design at Blackpool Sixth Form College

Course description

This diverse A level Art, Craft and Design course offers a wide range of techniques spanning both traditional and contemporary practice. Students will have opportunities to explore and specialise in a variety of methods from photography to painting or sculpture. All projects are personalised and we highly encourage individuals to further explore and develop their ideas.

Course content


AS Art, Craft and Design Year includes:

  • Research into relevant artists/designer makers/crafts people
  • Mixed media approachesincluding stitch
  • Sculptural techniques includingwire
  • Externally set exam project
  • Opportunity to work with practicing artists

A2 Art, Craft and Design Year includes:

  • Specialist media exploration
  • 1000 essay to complement your specialist coursework project
  • Externally set exam project
  • Opportunity to exhibit work in the end of year show
  • Opportunity to work with practicing artists

Entry requirements

A grade C or above in a GCSE Art and Design subject or BTEC equivalent. Students without an Art and Design GCSE are required to present a portfolio/ selection of their work at interview


50% exam and 50% coursework in both AS and A2

Exam board: AQA GCE Art & Design ARTA

Future opportunities

Past students have successfully progressed onto art and design based courses at university. Employment destinations have included working for the Art Council, galleries, museums, art education, art therapy, architecture whilst others have achieved great success as independent artists and designers.

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: 20 May 2014
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      Blackpool Sixth is the Fylde Coast’s leading provider of A levels and BTEC courses.


      With a choice of over 50 advanced level options, specialist teaching and fantastic facilities, Blackpool Sixth gives all its students the perfect springboard to university and great careers.

      Blackpool Sixth’s course range is extremely wide with A levels and BTEC options. Students are able to put together a programme which exactly matches their interests and future ambitions.

      Summer 2012 saw the completion of a £23.7 million development to our campus which has created an excellent learning environment for students.

      In 2011 we were awarded Teaching School status in partnership with Hodgson Academy. The the Fylde Coast Teaching School Alliance will take a national and regional lead in both shaping and delivering the training and professional development of current and future generations of teachers. Working with high quality graduates and educational leaders of the future will enable us to maintain and improve our teaching standards to the benefit of all our students.