Why choose this subject?

Students will learn how to express thoughts and ideas through the skilful manipulation of materials. They will explore art concepts through a variety of media and formats including painting, printmaking, textiles, photography and digital media. Students will be able to specialise in Fine Art or Textiles.

How will this subject be delivered?

Year 12
Year 12 is dedicated to developing a range of skills and building the confidence to experiment and take risks. Students will explore the work of a range of artists and develop their own themes and projects. They will also work in a variety of techniques and media across Fine Art and Textiles.

Year 13
Unit 1: Art and Design/Textiles Coursework
This unit incorporates two linked elements, each with separate final outcomes: practical work and a 3,000 word essay. Both elements help students develop an independent theme and require them to work in a sketchbook and on larger pieces which lead to the final piece.
Unit 4: Externally Set Exam
A 12-week externally set project. Preparatory studies and research is recorded in a sketchbook which results in a 15-hour practical exam where students produce a final piece.

How is it assessed?

A Level: 60% coursework and 40% externally set exam.

Subject specific entry requirements

• Maths and English GCSE at grade 6 or above.
• Art and Design GCSE grade 6 or above.


Students will be able to access an array of art and design careers, as well as progressing to higher education in the form of a degree or through a foundation year to degree programme.

Additional costs relating to this course

There may be additional costs associated with this course.

Level: A LEVEL