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Art and Design (Fine Art) A Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Padworth College

Course description

A range of A Level art and design courses are offered with different specialisms to meet the specific needs of students wishing to study art in the many available undergraduate courses at university. Students are taught to research ideas and consider social, spiritual and moral values suggested by the artist or art movement they are researching.  Students wishing to follow a full-time art and design course may choose a combination of 2 A Levels from Fine Art, Graphic Design and Textiles which has enabled a number of past students to go directly onto an arts degree without having to do an art foundation course first.

Course content

Students are introduced to a variety of experiences whilst exploring a range of media, processes and techniques. This course is particularly suitable for those wishing to study fine art, architecture or interior design at university

Areas of study may be selected from the following:

- Painting, drawing and mixed media

- Sculpture

- Land art, installation and construction

- Printmaking

- Photography


Entry requirements

Students should have a Grade C or above in (I)GCSE art or equivalent. A good level of drawing ability is required.


Practical coursework: Introductory projects on drawing and painting skills and use of media and a coursework project based around a chosen theme incorporating a written personal investigation (1000-3000 words)

Exam unit and preparation:

Practical project work with final piece created in a 15 hour exam.

Financial information

Fees may be charged for this course

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Padworth College directly.

Last updated date: 04 November 2016
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    • The College is housed in an attractive 18th century country house with modern boarding houses set on a 15 acre campus providing a secure and peaceful environment for study and recreation. We are only 15 minutes from the university town of Reading and just 40 minutes from Heathrow and London.