Sixth Form


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The A Level course will you give you the opportunity to build on your experiences at GCSE within a much more personal and independent journey, supported by the Art staff who will help to tailor the course to your individual skills and aptitude. The course aims to not only develop your practical artistic skills and abilities but also your theoretical knowledge and understanding of photography, art and design in contemporary society and in other times and cultures. You will learn how to use critical vocabulary to analyse artwork and express judgements. You will present your work creatively in a sketchbook and use it to keep a record of your research and design developments. You will experiment with a range of 2D and 3D media to create large scale expressive pieces of Art.


Candidates should have achieved Grade 5 or above in GCSE Art.  As there is a written element for each project,  it is desirable to have achieved a Grade 4 in GCSE English Language.


A qualification in Art and Design can lead on to a career in a specific art based field with further specialist training. These include: interior design, fashion, journalism, theatre, photography, architecture, television, museum and arts administration, advertising, art therapy, conservation and restoration and teaching.

An Art and Design course will also develop many transferable skills which can be applied to and developed in a wide range of higher education courses and career paths.


Blessed Hugh Faringdon Sixth Form


Another reason to come down to our 6th Form Open Evening this Thursday at 5pm @virtuacademy_ will be there talking about their Player Pathway...

23 Nov