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Art & Design

Art & Design: Fine Art

Entry Criteria

  • Average Point Score: 4.0
  • Grade 4 in this subject at GCSE

Examination Board

  • AQA

Teaching Staff

  • Mrs Whittaker
  • Mr Leach
This course is aimed at students wishing to pursue a creative course which focuses on Art and Design.

Examples of A Level Work

Research confirms that an Arts education strengthens students’ problem-solving and critical thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement and preparation for the world of work. Our Art students say that the course is very demanding in terms of time however they love being completely absorbed in their art work for hours on end. Art is a means of expression and an outlet for creativity. It encourages students to be curious about the world, pursue ideas, observe and comment on the world and make personal choices.


At Crompton House, we provide a stimulating specialist environment and encourage the rigour and focus which enables students to engage with the challenges of the subject and achieve their potential. Art should not be seen as an easy option and the student must be aware of the amount of time, energy and self-discipline required to succeed.

Students will work on themes set by the teacher, for example portraits, landscape, urban environment and will be taught skills in Fine Art, Graphic Design and Sculpture.

They will keep a sketchbook which documents their developmental work. Students will also be encouraged to study the work of other artists and designers and experiment with ideas and techniques inspired by these artists.

Art combines well with any other subject as it promotes many transferable skills such as creative thinking, research techniques, computer literacy, problem solving and working to deadlines.

There are rich and diverse opportunities across the art and design spectrum, covering:

  • Fashion
  • Fine Art
  • Graphics
  • Ceramics
  • Interior Design
  • Illustration
  • Art Dealer
  • Jewellery Design
  • Photography
  • Textiles
  • Multimedia
  • 3D
  • Website Design
  • Advertising
  • Computer Games Design
  • Printing
  • Teaching
  • Set Design
  • Architecture