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Art and Design (Fine Art) A Level at Haydon Bridge Community High School and Sports College

Course description

In addition to gaining a huge variety of practical skills, you will learn to manage your time and motivate yourself; you will pick up research skills and learn how to take constructive criticism well. You will gain organisational skills and learn to work to a deadline.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades at A* - C (or equivalent).


Your overall grade is composed of 60% coursework and 40% exam.

Your coursework comprises the projects that you complete during Year 12 and 13 as well as a personal investigation which involves a written element of 1000-3000 words.

Your exam is a project with an externally set starting point which culminates in a 15 hour supervised assessment.

Further information

Students who study Fine Art at A-Level can go on to study Foundation Art and Design at College or Fine Art at University.

The skills that you learn during the course are highly transferable but are particularly useful for careers in photography, art, art history, graphic design, fashion, game development, illustration, architecture, teaching and retail.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haydon Bridge Community High School and Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September