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Art - A Level


Art is a form of visual communication and expression of ideas and feelings through the skilful manipulation of materials. In this subject you will be encouraged to find a way of working that is personally fulfilling and enables you to achieve your potential. You will be taught a broad range of techniques with an emphasis on experimentation and exploration.

The structure and emphasis of this subject is on introducing you to new materials, techniques and different approaches. Relating work to that of professional artists and developing it through extended research will help you to create a successful project. Great emphasis will be put on developing the creative and expressive content of your own artwork as the course proceeds. Sketchbooks will be used to underpin all work. They will contain observational studies plus ideas developing from historical and contextual material, as well as those that relate to gallery visits.


Grade in 4 GSCE Art and Design, or related qualification


The study of Art & Design at this level can lead to further study of Art on a foundation course, or direct entry on to a degree course.