PASS RATE: 100% IN 2019

“I particularly like how in A Level Art in the first year you experiment with new techniques and ways of making art, which broadens your artistic ability.”

Art A Level Student

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop your skills using a wide range of practice and materials. With an open mind you will develop powers of observation, experiment with ideas, explore new techniques and use a wide range of media. We expect you to have developed sufficient understanding and skill at GCSE and, for you, Art is rewarding and enjoyable in its own right.


we cover Painting, Drawing, Mixed media, Installation, Printmaking, 3D work and Fibre arts


We regularly visit regional art galleries and do an international trip every year. Previous visits have included Berlin, Paris and Florence.

Standard College entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths and English Language or Literature.

You will also need a GCSE Art grade 5 or above or to submit a portfolio of work to the Course Manager. 

A Level Art student’s work

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What other activities do you do with Art?

We run regular visits to London, Bath and Bristol galleries and museums. There is an annual residential trip to Europe and we offer artist led workshops. We also offer a weekly life drawing class.

I’ve been on a few trips to Hestercombe with my class where we took pictures, drew and did a lot of art activities. We all had a lot of fun there and even got cake at the end! I chose to do Art because I wanted to progress my artistic skills and get better at weaker areas and College has massively helped me with this. Before, I wasn’t too great at doing printing, but since I’ve been at Huish I’ve progressed greatly in this area and produced work I’m very proud of. If you’re thinking to progress your Art and get better at it in some areas, Richard Huish College helps a lot with this so I recommend this place!

Henry Atkinson Body, Art Student