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Art and Design (Fine Art) A level at The Corsham School

Course description

Enables candidates to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures. Provides a practical Art course which enables students to work to their strengths and provides an appropriate foundation for further study.

Course content

The Advanced level course is a two year course.  The course aims to develop visual language by broadening and improving skills learned at GCSE level, as well as investigating both traditional and contemporary techniques. This is a worthwhile subject to study in the 6th Form, as it really promotes creative thinking, and communication through visual language. Students have found the content of this course to be enjoyable and stimulating and their engagement with the course is illustrated by the successful results gained in recent years. For more information talk to your Art teacher.

Entry requirements

Grade B at GCSE Art, Graphics, Textiles or Photography


Work will be assessed by your teacher and externally moderated by AQA.

Personal investigation: 60%

Externally set assignment: 40%

Future opportunities

Students who want to pursue a career in art will be eligible to apply for a Foundation (pre degree) course in Art and Design at Trowbridge College or Bath College. This course enables students to gain experience of a range of 2D and 3D specialist skills in order to apply for a degree course in Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Theatre Design, Fashion, Textiles, and Animation as well as a range of other combination courses.

Competition for places has always been keen but we have been very successful in recent years and many students have gone on to study Art on Degree courses throughout the country.

For students who do not want a career in Art this course is excellent for anyone hoping to work with children perhaps as a teacher, playgroup worker or nanny, as well as the A level counting towards points required for University entrance in most other subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Corsham School directly.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017

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