Fine Art

A Level

Exam Board: A Level Fine Art – AQA

Course Summary

A Level Fine Art gives you the creative freedom to develop your skills in drawing, painting and a broad range of mixed media artwork. We cater for all approaches: from figurative, to abstract, and to conceptual.

You will be encouraged to develop your creative and imaginative powers; the emphasis is always on recording from first hand sources in a contemporary way. After studying Fine Art at Barton Peveril you will have developed your personal style and have built a diverse portfolio of work.

Entry Requirements

  • Studying Art and/or Design at GCSE is advantageous but not essential


This course has a mixture of:

  • 60% Personal Investigation
  • 40% Externally-Set Practical Assignment



  • Experimental Surfaces
  • 3D Relief
  • Digital Manipulation
  • Creative Drawing
  • Expressive Paint Qualities
  • Paper Manipulation
  • Photography and Primary Recording
  • Textile Design
  • Analysing Artwork

Why choose this course?

  • Passionate teaching staff, who are artists in their own right
  • Access to the full Adobe Design Suite on all College computers

Extra Opportunities:

  • Art enrichments, trips to London and national competitions

Where might it lead?

The combination of practical and theoretical skills means this course leads to a range of options in further study and employment. Students often choose our one year, pre-degree Foundational Diploma in Art and Design and then go on to study and employment in Architecture, Illustration, Film/Animation and Game Design.


Eireen Grace Joao-Castano

"My favourite thing about being a Barton Peveril student are the teachers. You can sense their passion for teaching, their commitment to help students succeed, their profound knowledge of the subjects, their dedication."

Read more about Eireen and some of our other students.