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Art and Design (Fine Art) A Level at Brookfield Community School

Course description

The course is for students who have a flair for Art and would like to continue to develop their skills as part of a range of A Level subjects. We expect our students to be committed, motivated and hardworking as this is a challenging and demanding course. Students will need to be well organised and meet regular deadlines. Fine Art offers a stimulating course of study both for students wishing to continue with Art and Design as a career, as well as those, whether Arts of Science based, who want to use Art and Design as an additional subject for University entry.

Course content

The main emphasis of the course is on personal development and building up a portfolio both for assessment and progression onto higher levels of study. This is achieved through the development of drawing, painting and printmaking skills and gradual development of more individual ways of working. Artists’ work, both traditional and contemporary, plays an important role in the development of coursework and encourages you to broaden your subject knowledge and understanding. Specialist staff provide regular constructive feedback and as the course develops you will gain an increasingly confident and independent approach to your studies. You are expected to develop skills in working independently both in and out of timetabled sessions. This course will provide you with an experience which will develop, in you, an ability to communicate ideas visually; a skill which is transferable to many careers.

Entry requirements

At least a C grade in GCSE or Merit in BTEC Art.


Portfolio—60% of AS. Long project, workshops, critical studies, gallery visits from SeptemberJanuary
Examination 40% of AS. Externally set unaided assignment from February

Portfolio—60% of total A Level - personal unit—3000 word critical study
Examination—40% of total A Level - externally set unaided assignment from February

Future opportunities

Careers in this subject range from Magazine and Book Illustration, Photography, Architecture, Teaching, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Fashion Design, Textile Design, Silversmithing, Animator, Game Design, Graphic Design, Curator to the less obvious and more specialised such as Medical Illustration, Shoe Design, Transport Design, Film and Video, Furniture Design, Stage Design, Packaging Design. Students wishing to progress on to Architecture degrees are

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brookfield Community School directly.

Last updated date: 29 June 2015

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