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A-Level Art & Design

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Advanced Level Art & Design


Subject Leader

Mr Joseph


Entry Requirements:

Minimum Entry Requirements: 

5 x 5s

4 in English and Maths 

Subject Specific Entry Requirements:

6 in Art at GCSE

Why study Art & Design?

We live in a highly visual world. Skilled and knowledgeable artists are ideally placed to interpret and analyse the complex languages of art and design. By learning what it means to be a creative individual and responding to ancient civilisations and contemporary cultures, we hope our students will become immersed in a world of creativity and experimentation that will lead them towards a greater understanding of art and culture.

What can I do with Art & Design after A-Level?

A Level Art and Design is strongly recommended if you wish to study at foundation or degree level. This can lead to careers in Fine Art, Illustration, Architecture, Animation, Furniture Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Fashion and Textiles, Photography, Digital and Print Media. The course is designed to foster and encourage individual creativity and inspiration as well as involving it’s students in building their facility to research and analyse as they seek to interpret and change the world around them. All of these are fantastic life skills and would be essential to many other less obvious career paths like Science for example. The possibilities are endless!

Art & Design Extras

In addition we offer compulsory life drawing classes and the opportunity to learn advanced photoshop skills in our dedicated editing suite. There will be study trips to Paris as well as regular visits to London museums and galleries of contemporary art such as Tate Modern, the V&A and The Saatchi Gallery

What will I study?

The Art course at Comberton is well-equipped to give students the best possible start to their potential career in the world of art and design. Our grades are among the best in the sixth form and we have recently out-performed the other main sixth form colleges in the area. Many of our students have gone on to study Art and Design subjects at foundation and degree level and we regularly have students accepted by London Art College.