Art & Design

Course Overview

This course is an opportunity to create a foundation of new skills in Art & Design and also to acquire a high level of skill and knowledge in the area that you enjoy the most. The core skills of drawing, the study of historical and contemporary artists, exploring ideas and visual communication form the basis of your study whatever your specialism.

Entry Requirements

No prior subject knowledge is required. Minimum entry of GCSE English grade 3 and GCSE Maths grade 3.


Students will have the opportunity to meet visiting artists to gain a deeper understanding of the design industry and will be working upon live industry-led briefs.

Course Guide
Course Outline

The course includes hands-on practical experience-led project briefs that are based upon real-life scenarios. The course enables students to experience trips and visits to gain a professional understanding of the Art & Design industry.

Course Components
Students are required to study six units, which includes exploration of the following skills and techniques:
Fine Art
Fashion & Textiles
Contextual Research (Mandatory Unit)

The units in these qualifications are internally assessed and externally moderated by OCR moderators.

Exam Board

Joe Butler

"The Access 2 A Level Art & Design course has been so much fun! I can’t believe how much I learnt in such a short space of time.”

Joe Butler

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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