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Art & Design (Fine Art) AS & A Level at Bishop Ullathorne Catholic School

Course description

If you enjoy being creative, experimenting with ideas, materials and learning about artists and how they work, then this is the course for you. We follow the Fine Art endorsement as this gives our learners the broadest scope in terms of media to develop their skills, techniques and critical thinking in creating their own visual language. Traditional skills such as drawing, painting, printmaking and photography are studied. Students are encouraged to explore alternative media such as digital manipulation, graphics/ lettering, textiles/ fashion, illustration and video.

Studying A Level Art will enable you to think creatively, which is important in so many disciplines.

Course content

The A Level Fine Art course is divided into two components: the personal investigation which counts for 60% of the A Level and the externally set task which is worth 40%. The personal investigation contains a practical element alongside a written study to enhance your critical understanding of an artist studied. The externally set examination is practical.

Entry requirements

You must have a grade C in both GCSE Art and English as there is a written element linked to the personal investigation.


The course is internally assessed and externally moderated in June. Learners will have the option of a possible AS after the first year, if required. Visits to galleries and museums enhance the course.

Future opportunities

Many of our students go on to study creative subjects including Games Design, Photography, Illustration, Car Design, Fine Art, Sculpture, Architecture, Fashion and Graphic Design at prestigious universities.

For students not wishing to progress to Higher Education, A Level Art will help you to develop many transferable skills such as critical analysis and thinking; risk taking; problem solving; independence; resilience and making connections to other genres of Art.

Further information

For further informaƟon, please contact Mr Coulson ‐ Head of Art

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Ullathorne Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2016
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