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Art (Fine Art) AS/A Level at Sheldon School

Course description

In this course students will be involved in the traditional art practice areas of painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture, as well as the new media increasingly used by fine artists such as video and installation. A critical focus on the work of fine artists, and in particular with contemporary art, informs personal project work.

Entry requirements

A Grade B at GCSE Art is normally required, or Grade B Textiles (DT) or Art for Textile Design. Those who have not studied GCSE Art will be asked to assemble a portfolio of relevant work.


AS Personal Enquiry

A2 Component 1: Personal Investigation 60% of A-Level (120 marks)

A2 Component 2: Externally set Assignment 40% of A-Level (80 marks) 40% Terminal, Coursework Personal Investigation 60%

Future opportunities

There are many careers in art, craft and design. Most of these require further study at an art school, further educati on college or university. If students are unsure about whether to make a career of the subject the best thing is for them to speak to their art teacher who will know about courses on off er in the local area and further afi eld.

At present most students wishing to take art, craft and design further will go on to do a one year “Foundati on” course at an art college or college of further educati on before applying to degree courses in more specialist areas of art and design. Students may wish to do an Art AS or A level for its own sake, perhaps to form the basis of a future interest or as part of a range of other subjects.

However, they might wish to go into a job where it is useful to have had experience of art, craft and design, or where they will need to use some of the skills developed during this course. These might include careers in such fi elds as adverti sing, marketi ng, design, architecture, publishing and the media.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 September 2016

Key information

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