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A Level Art & Design - Fine Art at Grindon Hall Christian School - GHCS

Course description

Brief Outline

Students will explore a wide range of media whilst studying initially natural forms. In Y12, students will prepare for an externally set task which will involve working towards a given brief. Y13 students will produce a dissertation on a brief of their own choice and complete a 15hour externally set task set by AQA.

Course content

Topics taught in this two year A Level course are:

1.       An initial portfolio of work which is wide ranging.

2.       An exam lead study

3.       An in-depth written dissertation on a chosen topic worth 60% of A level

4.       An exam led study culminating in a 15 hour exam worth 40% of A level

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements are in line with the School’s admission policy, but a grade B at GCSE Art is recommended.


Assessment takes place at the end of each year. You will sit two exams in total. 

Future opportunities

Higher Education Opportunities

Art and Design is a very popular choice for students at university.  The majority of universities offer combined degrees with other creative elements such as film studies and digital animation.


Job prospects

Digital/Multi-Media, Spatial Design, Photography, Commercial Artist, Product Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Designer, Architect.

Further information

You can download the specification for this course and sample assessment material (past externally set tasks) from  You are strongly recommended to look through these so that you are fully informed about the course and to see what it entails.

Complementary subjects at A Level

English, Geography, History.

Mrs H Bowditch

Head Creative Arts

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grindon Hall Christian School - GHCS directly.

Last updated date: 01 February 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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