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Fine Art AS/A2 at Abbeyfield School

Course description

Course Content

  • Sculpture
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Photography

Most A-level art students choose to progress on to a 1 year Foundation Art course at university or college, before progressing on to a degree.

A-level Art is a broad qualification which provides an excellent foundation for a number of degrees including: Fine Art, Ceramics, Textiles, Animation, Graphics, Architecture, Illustration and much more.

There are many exciting career pathways from an art qualification including: artist, interior designer, graphic designer, fashion designer, architect, animator, illustrator, gallery curator, teacher or lecturer and many more!

Entry requirements

  • Grade B in GCSE Art (grade C accepted in exceptional circumstances)
  • A passion and enthusiasm for art and a willingness to try new techniques and explore new ideas
  • A strong work ethic and a commitment to completing a body of work outside of lesson time
  • Purchasing an A3 hardback sketchbook with high quality cartridge paper (approx. £8 through school)


  • Knowledge of art history and experience of visiting art galleries
  • An art kit comprising of pens, pencils, paints, pastels etc. to support working at home
  • An interest in photography as this provides valuable support to the development of your art work
  • A good level of written communication as you will be expected to annotate and evaluate your work as well as completing a written essay towards the end of the course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 April 2015

Key information

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