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Art, 3D and Photography A Level at La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School

Course description

You will:
- Learn how to use a range of media, processes and techniques.
- Draw, design, paint, print, photograph, sculpt and create handmade and digital collages.
- Explore the work of artists from the past and present

All practical work will be supported through the reflective use of sketchbooks and observational study which will include attendance at life drawing classes and skills-based workshops. You will broaden your experience in Art and take part in many varied visits to galleries, art colleges and degree shows.

Entry requirements

To gain entry onto the A Level Pathway students would need 5 or more B grades in their GCSE qualifications including a C grade in Maths and English Language. A Level students should chose 3 subjects and the ASDAN COPE Award.


For A level 50% coursework and 50% examination. Students will be required to submit a written investigation of 1,000 - 3,000 words as part of their coursework.

Future opportunities

Appropriate for degrees in: Advertising, Architecture, Ceramics, Fine art, Fashion, Graphics, Illustration, Jewellery, Medicine, Teaching, Textile Design, Photography, and Computer-Aided Design, such as Animation, Multimedia and Website Design.

Relevant careers include: Architects, Art Directors, Animator, Curators, Craft artists, Fashion designers, Fine artists, Illustrators, Medical illustrators, Make-up artist, Graphic designer, Photographers, Publishers, Multimedia artists and police artists.

Further information

Gallery visits, degree show visits and life drawing classes, including visits from The Royal Academy, the Saatchi, the Tate, Chelsea College of Art & Design, and post - Year 13 art students. Oversea trip to Barcelona. Portfolio workshops and advice from Wimbledon and Camberwell College of Art & Design. Visits to a range of degree shows including Chelsea College of Art & Design, The Slade School of Fine art, Goldsmiths College, Camberwell College of Arts. Saturday School placements at Camberwell College of Arts.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 16 February 2017
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