Fine Art
Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: Two grade 5s and three 4s in five subject areas at GCSE, to include a minimum of a grade 4 in Mathematics and English Language.
Start Date: Sept 2021
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

Explore the world of art in an imaginative and personal way, by developing ideas using a range of media. We’ll help you to push the boundaries of your artistic talents and help you to build a comprehensive portfolio of work, which will be invaluable for your university application. Visits to galleries will be encouraged.

What will I learn?

You will learn a range of experimental mark making techniques using a wide range of media, as well as developing your 3D, printmaking, sculpting, drawing and painting skills, giving you the opportunity to showcase the full range of your creative abilities. All your studies will be supported by contextual research into the work of other artists.

How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed by examinations at the end of the two-year course.

You will also be expected to carry out independent study and other personal development activities alongside your programme, such as additional workshops, an Extended Project Qualification, leisure extracurricular activities, volunteering or work experience, or part-time employment.


At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.


We have fantastic spacious studio spaces and equipment including printmaking tools, ceramics equipment, a photography studio and dark room with industry standard editing software.

Progression and Careers

Fine Art helps you to develop creative problem-solving skills, which are highly valued by both universities and employers. Some universities require students to complete a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design before progressing.

However, many of our students progress directly onto university to begin their studies in various art related subjects, for example, students have recently been accepted on to the architectural courses at Cardiff University and the University of Huddersfield.

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