Broughton Hall Catholic High School - Sixth Form - Art and Design

Key Information

Level: A Level
Examination Board: WJEC
Subject Leader: Miss Ryder

Entry Requirements

GCSE Grades 4-9 in 5 subjects
GCSE Art- Grade 5 or above

Why Choose this course?

Are you creative and imaginative? Do you enjoy exploring ideas and looking at things in a different way? Do you enjoy making things? Do you want to create work with meaning? A level Fine Art will give you the opportunity to develop your understanding of the visual world, learning practical skills and responding to ideas and issues that are personal to you. Art and Design courses are flexible and stimulate creativity, offering a high degree of choice and a range of different media, processes and techniques.


Have you ever wondered why so many creative people are successful in many different walks of life? Art courses give students the opportunity to produce a portfolio of work that they can show to prospective employers or use to help secure a place in higher education. Creativity isn't only about pursuing artistic interests, it can also open the door to exciting career opportunities such as illustration, curating, Make up and Special FX, Architect, Textile design costume and fashion design fashion illustrator , theatre design.

Course Content

Year 12: Sept - April
Personal Creative Enquiry- Development of technical skills and contextual knowledge to meet the requirements of A level - 40% of A level

Year 13: April - May
Personal Investigation (started after Easter in Year 12) - 36% of final mark Externally set task - 24% of final mark. Paper is given to students at the beginning of February 2021 and preparation is until - April 2021. Practical exam is 15 hours (split over 3 days) in April 2021.

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