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Art A Level at Ralph Thoresby School

Course description

The course is ideally suited to students who have taken art and design at GCSE.

You will be following a broad based course where you should produce practical and critical/contextual work associated with two or more of the following endorsements:


Fine Art

Graphic Communication

Textiles Design

Three Dimensional Design



Students who will succeed with the course will need to be dedicated and passionate about the visual arts. You will be expected to develop ideas explore creative and imaginative approaches to a given topic as well as developing your practical skills. You will need to explore traditional and new media and technologies and create links with your fine art and that of artists, designers and craftspeople.

Course content

You will be introduced to a variety of experiences exploring a broad range of starting points in both two and/or three dimensional media, processes and techniques, the course is split into four units.


Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A*- C, must include Art GCSE at grade C or above

(5 A*-C includes GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language) There is the opportunity for you to re-sit Maths and English in the Sixth Form. Please ask for more information.


Component 1:

Personal Investigation 60%

Component 2:

Externally Set Assignment: 40%

Future opportunities

Future opportunities


University and degree courses


Graphic Design

Web Design

Vehicle/product design






TV media

Printing/ Publishing


Stage and Set Design


Community Artist

Further information

For further information please contact Mr Knight at Ralph Thoresby


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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: 13 October 2016
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