• 100%

      pass rate in A-Level Fine Art

      Summer 2019

    • 99.1%

      overall A-Level pass rate.

      Summer 2019 (including Diploma Criminology)

    • 100%

      pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects

      Summer 2019 (including Diploma Criminology)

    Start Date:Duration:Level:Course location:Course Type:
    01/09/20202 YearLevel 3Bede CampusA-Levels

    What’s it all about?

    This course is intended for those students who have an interest in and want to know more about the visual arts. If you have a passion and flair for art and enjoy drawing, painting and exploring various media, art materials, techniques and processes, then this is the ideal course for you.

    You’ll need a minimum of five GCSEs at Grade C or above, one of which should be an Art and Design subject.

    Study levelCostAdditional fees
    19+please enquireThere will be little cost involved except the purchase of a couple of sketchbooks and a set of basic materials for independent studies and homework.

    Primarily you will learn through practical lessons in well-appointed studios and you will find out what is happening in the world of art by visiting galleries, museums and exhibitions. Additionally, further independent contextual research will be encouraged by visiting artists and gallery websites, and by reviewing art on newspaper websites

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    What’s next?

    A-Level Fine Art will help you to pursue a career in the creative industries. Your next step could be a higher education art or design course at Sunderland College or a Foundation Diploma course followed by an Undergraduate Degree in a more specialist field of Art & Design at University.

    Why college is different to school

    A fresh start

    Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

    New people

    Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

    Specialist Staff

    Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.

    Independence

    College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

    Free time

    Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

    Different environment

    College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

    More choice

    A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

    More opportunities

    You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

    Specialist facilities

    A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.

    99.1% overall pass rate for A-Levels

    (*Summer 2019).

    Why choose Sunderland College for A-Levels?

    We have a 100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects.

    (*Summer 2019)

    We offer the widest range of A-Level subjects in the region.

    Our teaching staff are A-Level experts and specialise in teaching 16-19 year olds.

    Our High Achievers programme supports gifted and talented students to reach their full potential by developing their skills and talents.

    We have excellent pastoral and academic support from our dedicated sixth form staff.

    We have an extensive enrichment programme and links with universities.