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Art at High Storrs

Course description

AQA A level Fine Art


Course content

A Level Art requires students to complete a term of skills based on a variety of techniques such as drawing, painting, surface and textures as well as potentially sculpture, photography and printing. Those interested in creative art textiles can also explore this.

Students will undertake and develop their research skills and annotation into Art and artists, both contemporary and historic.

Students complete portfolio projects of their own choice as part of the A Level, including one individually selected project, which includes a 1000 word dissertation.



Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 9 - 4. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 in English Language


Grade 4 in Art




Non-Exam Assessment (Coursework) - 60%

• Skills development

• One mock exam project

• One individually selected project


Practical Examination - 40%

• One project with a 15 hour final piece


Both components are marked by the teaching staff and moderated by the exam board.


Future opportunities

Students will further develop their technical skills through the teaching of drawing, painting, printing, sculpture and textile work. Creative thinking skills are at the forefront of all the work, connecting Art to a range of other subjects.

Art combines well with other creative subjects such as Dance, Film Studies, Design and Technology and Theatre Studies, whilst providing a balanced education for those studying Sciences and Maths.

There are specific Art colleges that students can explore if they choose Art as a career pathway. Career prospects can include: Artist, Graphic Designer, Fashion Designer, Set Designer and Architect.


Further information

Click on this link for more information about entry to High Storrs and Art


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: 08 November 2018
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