Why study Art?

In an increasingly automated society, individual creativity is now highly prized as it is steadily becoming the only thing that cannot be recreated by computers or robots. The creative industries are booming and are growing faster than any other industry. They not only enable high levels of personal job satisfaction but also involve extremely well trained and paid vocations. These most often include utilising computers in some way and included careers in such areas as gaming, animation, architecture, automotive design, product design, graphic design and illustration, web design, fashion, film, set design, prop and special effects design, urban landscape and interior design and so on. All these jobs need creative skills physically as well as conceptually and Art is the subject to build and hone these skills.  
We are a creative team who push students to explore and gain the best result you can in this subject and most achieve very highly and go on to the top University courses, then into industry.
Exam Board:

AQA:  www.aqa.org.uk

Course Outline:

3-4 months foundation study 

1 year coursework/portfolio on a personal theme 

4 months controlled assessment. 

All four areas include learning about or increasing skills in the four exam board AO areas to include: observation drawing in different media, photography, Adobe Photoshop, print, lettering, painting, mixed media application, conceptual design and composition, in depth critical studies, written analysis and the sustained execution of an ‘outcome’. 

How are you assessed?

Coursework is 60% of the overall mark 

Controlled Assessment is 40%. 

We mark the work initially then an exam board moderator comes in to check our marks. 

Studying this subject could lead to a career in:

All the creative industries and more as noted above.

Subject requirements:

GCSE Graphics, Textiles or Art (or portfolio approved by Head of Art).

Useful web link:


For some of the A level art work along with some GCSE art work too please take a look below:

Art Exhibition 2016

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