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A Level Art at Sawtry Village Academy

Course description

Art and design is an expansive field to be educated and work in. An A level in Art at Sawtry can progress into many different areas of art and to many different places around the world.

Talent is seldom enough. Those who succeed in the creative industries or make a name for themselves as artists have usually undertaken some form of further or higher education.

At Sawtry we offer a one-year AS level fine art course, which can lead onto an A Level in the subject. The A Level in Year 13 can include work produced in the AS Level. The course involves being very creative with lots of different media and ideas, researching and learning from the work of past and current artists, and producing personal work relating to your experiences, ideas and skills. It is based 60% on coursework and 40% on exam.

Projects at AS level focus on the Natural World with an illustrated essay, and at A2 the theme is ‘broken, torn and threadbare’. 

Entry requirements

Average points score of 42+ and at least grade C in GCSE English and maths. GCSE Art is not essential. The course is suited to anyone who has an interest in a creative subject that allows them to express themselves visually.

Future opportunities

The types of degree and other courses that Art A level can lead onto are vast. The recommended route for students from Sawtry is to complete a free one year foundation course at either Cambridge Regional College, Stamford College or College of West Anglia before applying for a degree.  Some of the degree courses Sawtry students have completed in recent years include: Visual Arts, Theatre Design, Footwear Design/Accessories, History of Art, Sculpture, Architecture, Painting, Illustration, Computer Game Art, Graphics, Fashion/Textiles, Photograph and Printmaking.

This is an ideal way to lead onto further careers in the arts industry.  Careers that Art can lead to include:  Publishing and printing,  Advertising,  Digital media, Ceramics, Fashion and textiles, Furniture design, Industrial/product design, Model-making, Jewellery/metal work, Theatre/set design, Film, television and photography, Museum, exhibition, gallery and auction house work, teach art, work in community arts or arts therapy. Other directions include Art conservation, dealing and auctioneering, buying and merchandising, sales, marketing, PR, journalism, garment technology and product development.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sawtry Village Academy directly.

Last updated date: 15 September 2017
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  • Start date: Next September