Arts

Academic Excellence pathway

A Level

The Academic Excellence Pathway is designed to improve our students’ chances of securing places on the most competitive university courses. It is also an opportunity for students with very good GCSE grades to stretch themselves further and develop their study skills by researching an Extended Project in a topic of interest.

ART & Design (Fine Art)

A Level (Edexcel)

The Fine Art course offers students many opportunities to get involved in their own area of interest. About 70% of our students progress to do Art & Design related courses post- 18, including Apprenticeships, Art Foundation as well as direct entry on to degree courses such as Fine Art, Textiles ,Graphics, Illustration, Architecture, Product and Interior Design.

Art and Design BTEC Level 3 Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

The BTEC in Art and Design is a two-year art course equivalent to 3 A-levels. The course will provide you with opportunities to sample a wide range of specialist areas and produce a portfolio that will help you to progress onto study at Higher Education, or employment.

Art and Design BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

The BTEC in Art and Design is a two year art course equivalent to 3 A-levels. The course will provide you with opportunities to sample a wide range of specialist areas and produce a portfolio that will help you to progress onto study at Higher Education, or employment.

Creative Media Level 2 Diploma

Level 2 Diploma (OCR)

The media industry is in an age of rapid growth with global communication networks bringing the digital age to every home. This is a one year course which will provide you with all of the requisite skills enabling you to progress and thrive on a level 3 programme of study. Although the course is practical, developing skills such as team-building, communication and presentation, there are substantial written elements that have to be covered in each unit.

Fashion and Textiles A Level (Linear) AQA

A Level (Linear) AQA

This creative and thought-provoking qualification gives students the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of careers, especially those in the fashion and creative industries. They will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning in to practice by producing products of their choice.

Film Studies

A Level

Film Studies is designed to deepen students' understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film, the major art form of the twentieth century, and one developing new modes of expression and exhibition in the twenty-first century

MEDIA STUDIES A Level

A Level

We spend huge parts of our life consuming Media. It surrounds us all the time and we use it for all kinds of different and varied reasons. Media Studies teaches you to develop critical perspectives on what you watch, read, listen to, or play every day. It encourages you to reflect on why texts appeal and what purpose they serve in our daily lives.

PERFORMING ARTS (Acting)

BTEC Level 3

The BTEC in Performing Arts is available to study as an Extended Certificate (Equivalent to one A-Level, can be taken alongside other subjects) or the Extended Diploma (Equivalent to three A-Levels, full time programme of study).