Art and Design

Contact for further information: Mrs. Dawn Brassett

Why study Art and Design in the Sixth Form?

Through the units you will study the formal elements of Art through practical work and the study of a range of different artists and designers. You will explore the use of many different materials and equipment and cover a wide range of different disciplines.

We place a strong emphasis on analytical drawing and painting from observation. A considerable amount of the curriculum time is spent working from observation, and you are expected to use your free time to develop ideas and responses to the project briefs. Independent research is expected on the work of artists and designers: trips are made to galleries and you may be required to make independent visits at certain times throughout the year. Work journals are used to record observations, ideas, working methods, experiments and gallery visits. In Year 13 the course will continue to be structured, however, it will be expected that the students’ work will become increasingly individual and personally challenging

Where can Art and Design take me in the future?

The most common route after A Level is to follow a one-year foundation course in Art. Students then select a specialist university degree course; there are currently 151 different Art and Design degree courses in Britain; the foundation year is essential for the students to select the right course for them.

The degree could lead them into one of many different employment fields such as fashion, packaging, exhibition/display, publishing, film, photography and graphic design. More recently makeup, theatre/set design and website design have become increasingly popular career choices.

What do the students say?

“ Art is a brilliant subject to take.   There is so much choice and chances to explore and create art about things you are passionate about”

Where can I find more information?

Brentwood County High School follows the Edexcel syllabus. Currently there are 2 coursework units and 1 terminal exam unit at both AS and A2 Level.   Click here for more information.