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Art and Design AS/A2 at West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy)

Course description

This course in Art specialises in Fine Art (painting and drawing) using a wide range of media and processes. You will learn about important artists and the contributions they make to our understanding of art. In your study of art you will develop a greater understanding of art skills and techniques, how people use Art and respond to it. During the course there will be visits to galleries, exhibitions and to places for personal drawing and painting.

Course content

Art and Design helps students develop a number of skills:

• develop your creativity and independent thought

• learn to express yourself visually

• let your imagination go wild!

The course is extremely successful and demanding and requires you to work both practically, creatively and passionately about Art. You will develop a knowledge which is an essential part of your future and can only be acquired through research and observation. You will form opinions and express them but with support of you own point of view. Work will then be presented where applicable. This will be of use when you attend interviews for universities, as here an informed and well expressed argument will become the cornerstone of your future.

Entry requirements

Normal entry requirements are a grade C or above at GCSE in Art and Design.



Year 12: Unit 1 – September to January Natural Forms.   Unit 2 – February to May Exam (5 hours)

Year 13: Unit 3 – June to January Personal Project.  Unit 4 – February to May Exam (15 hours

Future opportunities

Advertiser, animator, Art critic, Art director, Art editor, Art therapist, Artist, Cake decorator, Caricaturist, Cartoonist, sculptor, Tattooist, Engraver, Exhibition/display, Fashion designer, Photographer, Gallery worker, Graphic Designer, Interior designer, Jewellery designer, furniture designer,  design draughtsman, quick sketch artist, textile designer and much much more…


Further information

The emphasis in this course is learning by doing, so you’ll be able to create imaginative personal work. In the first year you will produce a portfolio of coursework and for the externally-set assignment you will create ideas in response to one of the five exciting starting points you will be given. In the second year you will be able to continue with your chosen area of study and create more in-depth coursework and you will be given another externally-set assignment to create ideas in response to one of the eight exciting starting points you will be given.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy) directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 52 Weeks - 104 Weeks

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