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Fine Art at Blackfen School for Girls

Course description

Why study this subject: British design and designers lead the world in many different pathways. Think of Sir Jonathan Ive (the senior designer at Apple), James Dyson, 

Rockstar (Grand Theft Auto), Christopher Nolan (director – Batman), Vivienne Westwood, Sir Richard Rogers. The list is endless and varied and demonstrates the strength and depth of British art schools.   We offer a suite of rooms including a photography room equipped with a darkroom. Students are encouraged to use the rooms at any time to help and support their learning. There will be trips including a trip abroad, which this year will be Madrid.


Entry requirements

Grade B or above at GCSE



The A Level course is assessed in two components  - Personal

Investigation and Externally Set Assignments.  The coursework component makes up 60% of the marks with the externally set assignment carriers 40%.  The work is moderated by the centre and moderated by AQA.  The externally set assignment for the A Level (component 2) is the preparatory time plus 15 supervised time.


Future opportunities

There is a wide variety of courses art students can progress onto. From computer games design to textiles; from architecture to illustration, motion graphic design to product design. The choices can be daunting, which is why many students choose to experience the one year foundation course.

Further information

This subject is offered as a two year Linear A level course. Students will sit final exams at the end of 2 years. Students opting for this subject will be entered for an AS qualification at the end of the first year. This is a standalone qualification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blackfen School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years