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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.


Luke Haddock

"I particularly enjoy the student life of independence, where I am free to choose how I spend my time and make the most out of the well-developed facilities at Barton."

Read more about Luke and some of our other students.