Grammar School





Examination Board: AQA

Course Tutors: Miss S Nicolle   Mrs H Bonner   Mr K Kyriakides

Costs: Initially candidates should equip themselves with a memory stick, set of paints, brushes and pencils.  Cost about £30.  Advice is available.  After this, most materials are free but candidates are asked to buy materials such as fabric, folders and sketchbooks.

AS Level

Course Outline:  The start of the course is a mini foundation when students have the opportunity to try new media, new techniques and have use of different types of materials. This leads on to one unit of coursework, until the end of January. The timed unit follows which is chosen from a variety of questions sent from AQA. From mid May we are preparing the end of year Show.

The theory component is in the form of artist studies put together in a sketchbook.

Teaching and Learning Styles:  Mainly open workshop.  The responsibility for progress rests with the student.  In any lesson students may be drawing, painting, sculpting, print making, researching/writing or using textiles or Photoshop. Students produce very different portfolios by the end of the course which reflects their artistic skills and ability to sustain a line of enquiry. The varied portfolios are praised by Art Schools.


Students must complete 4 hours of homework either in the Art rooms or at home.

Units: 1 Practical coursework assignment.


  1. Timed unit.

Assessment: Marking by staff at school, moderated by AQA.

A2 Level

Course Outline: One unit of coursework and a timed unit.  This will involve practical work in one chosen area plus a personal study.

Teaching and Learning Styles: Mainly open workshop.  Responsibility for progress rests with the student.  In any lesson students will be working on their chosen theme which also makes connections with contemporary or past practice of artists. The project provides evidence of skills in a variety of media and a personal response which leads to several final pieces. A minimum of 4 hours of homework is required.

Unit: 1         Practical coursework assignment plus essay.


  1.     Timed unit.

Assessment: Marking by staff at School, moderated by Exam Board.



At ‘A’ Level there is far more time for exploration and scope to work in textiles, 3D assemblages and oils. 

We have a good relationship with various Art Schools around the country; tutors come over to teach and interview our students and the feedback from examination results is encouraging.

At the end of the the Sixth Form students invite family and friends to view their hard work.



For any queries on dates, please contact the school on 256571. A weekly calendar is sent to parents for both the lower school and Sixth Form Centre. 

The school term dates can be accessed from the Education Departments website.

Request for Leave of Absence
Parents are advised that leave of absence taken in term time have a serious effect on on school work.  In accordance with the islands Attendance Policy, requests to take a student out of school should be made in writing to the Headteacher by completing the attached form. 

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Book tree

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To open the Sixth Form International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and A Level Prospectus please click here.

To open the Sixth Form Information Booklet, please click here.

Years 7 to 11 Information For Parents Booklet can be opened here.