Art and Design

St Peter’s Art A Level provides exciting, diverse and challenging creative opportunities. It has established an outstanding reputation for student success, developed through experimental and forward-thinking teaching and learning. Gallery visits, artist workshops and residential fieldwork also form an important part of a rich and rewarding curriculum.


  • Explore the work of a wide range of artists and designers.
  • Develop ‘transferable’ life skills including your ability to observe, to solve creative problems, to present your ideas, and to manage creative projects.
  • Have opportunities to take part in residential fieldwork and gallery visits. You will also have the opportunity to respond to live briefs and take part in community-based projects.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Grade 5 or above GCSE Art, Photography, Textiles, or an alternative arts-based option. If you were unable to study Art at GCSE you will be considered following a discussion with the Subject Leader.

Combines well with…

English Literature, History, Product Design, Fashion & Textiles, Art Based Photography.


The course provides an excellent foundation for a career or further study in many creative industries. Future pathways might include Architecture, Web Design, Illustration, Textiles/Fashion Design, Animation or Filmmaking. The majority of successful Art students continue to an Art, Design or Lens based Degree or Foundation course.