Art - Fine Art

A Level AQA

A Level Art requires students to complete a term of skills based on a variety of techniques such as drawing, painting, surface and textures as well as potentially sculpture, photography and printing. Those interested in creative art textiles can also explore this. Students will undertake and develop their research skills and annotation into Art and artists, both contemporary and historic.

Students complete portfolio projects of their own choice as part of the A Level, including one individually selected project, which includes a 1000 word dissertation.


Non-Exam Assessment (Coursework) - 60%

• Skills development
• One mock exam project
• One individually selected project

Practical Examination - 40%

• One project with a 15 hour final piece 

Both components are marked by the teaching staff and moderated by the exam board.


Students will further develop their technical skills through the teaching of drawing, painting, printing, sculpture and textile work. Creative thinking skills are at the forefront of all the work, connecting Art to a range of other subjects.

Art combines well with other creative subjects such as Dance, Film Studies, Design and Technology and Theatre Studies, whilst providing a balanced education for those studying Sciences and Maths.

There are specific Art colleges that students can explore if they choose Art as a career pathway. Career prospects can include: Artist, Graphic Designer, Fashion Designer, Set Designer and Architect. 

High Storrs Sixth Form Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 9 - 4. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 in English Language


Grade 4 in Art