Why study this A Level subject?
The subject has always enjoyed exceptionally strong results. This practical subject helps to develop the visual, analytical and cognitive skills of a young developing artist. Students will explore a personal open ended brief through the three main disciplines of painting/drawing, sculpture and printmaking. More advanced methods of recording through digital photography and visual IT packages are also explored.
Topics of study at A Level
Portrait, Life Studies, Still Life, The Natural Environment, City Scape and Landscape.
Opportunities beyond the classroom
Students have their own dedicated studio space in the department. Visits to galleries and exhibitions, both domestic and abroad, are an integral part of this course. Trips have included Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Moscow, St Petersburg and London.
What this subject might lead to
Many students have gone on to study Interior Design, Fashion, Graphics, Photography and Fine Art at the most prestigious art colleges such as The Slade and Central St Martin’s London. Students who have studied A-level Fine Art have gone on to read sciences at Russell Group universities.
Suggested entrance requirement (if applicable)
A minimum of grade B at GCSE is desirable. although not essential.