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A Level: Fine Art at Beauchamp College

Course description

Students who are highly creative and enjoy drawing/painting/printmaking alongside having an appreciation of the work of fine artists should consider studying AS and A2 Fine Art. During the course, students are encouraged to experiment with and develop skills using a wide variety of materials and techniques, with an aim of specialising in a more specific area in Year 13.

The course is very hands on and fast paced, and so requires a lot of commitment and dedication from students opting for Fine Art.

Course content

• Skills Portfolio Project 1: Still Life and Printmaking

• Skills Portfolio Project 2: Major Project

• Externally Set Task: Based on a series of set themes provided by OCR.

• Personal Investigation: Major Project and Related Study

• Controlled Assignment: Based on a series of set themes provided by OCR.

Entry requirements

5 grade 5s (or equivalent), plus at least grade 5 in English Language or Literature.

5 or above in a Design / Art based subject or an interview to look at a portfolio of work.



Yr12: 100% Externally Set Task

Yr13: 60% Coursework 40% Externally Set Task

Regular tutorials, assessment and personalised written feedback is given to all students.

Future opportunities

Foundation Art and Design course. Huge selection of Arts based Degree courses.

Further education/ employment: Gallery Curator, Arts education, Independent Fine Artist, Illustrator, Architect, Fashion Design, Interior Design to name just a few!

Further information

Art Twilight sessions run every week after college and are a fantastic opportunity for students to come along to work on projects and gain additional teacher support. The Art and Design department run a selection of professional artist led workshops throughout the course. Past workshops have included Lino printing and Life drawing and painting with well known Leicester based artists.

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: 02 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years