The course is delivered in our newly refurbished traditional art rooms and superb purpose-built art studio.
Achieved a 100% pass rate in 2017
Students achieve excellent results and progress to some of the best degree programmes in the country.
The course is delivered in our newly refurbished traditional art rooms and superb purpose-built art studio and gallery. Students achieve excellent results and progress to some of the best degree programmes in the country. 100% pass rate achieved since 2015. ‘Fine Art’ covers a very broad range of both historical and modern/ contemporary art practice. This course offers an exciting opportunity to explore and develop your personal creativity. It gives you the freedom to work in a wide variety of media including collage and mixed media as well as more traditional painting and drawing. You’ll also visit galleries and exhibitions to record and research artists’ work.
You will develop your own work and also be inspired by studying artists of your choice. As you develop your skills you will be encouraged to explore a wide range of experimental work which could include:
Large scale paintings
Mixed media pieces
Printmaking sketchbook work
Installation and sculpture
Completed portfolios must demonstrate the suitable creative development of ideas and outcomes in a range of processes, whilst referencing appropriate artists through written and visual work. In the second year you will choose your own starting points for coursework and produce ambitious, challenging and thoughtful outcomes. Practical studio work is underpinned by a written and illustrated personal study. The final timed exam will build a series of artistic investigations around a central theme and your success will be celebrated in the end of year show.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including English and one creative GCSE such as Art and Design or Art Technology. Mature students may apply with a portfolio of work for consideration.
Other A Levels
A Level Fine Art is ideal to study alongside Graphic Design or Photography but students who combine it with more academic subjects have found it to be a real asset to their programme as it promotes lateral and inventive thinking.
There is a £20 material fee cost for this course.
Where will my course lead?
Students can go onto further study such as an art foundation course and/or the wide range of specialist art courses offered within higher education. There is a diverse range of careers within the art world including architecture, theatre design, art therapy, museum curatorship, model-making and urban planning.