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Free School Meal vouchers for October half term -

Kent County Council has announced vouchers for food are available during half-term for families whose children are eligible for benefits related free school meals, so that no Kent child goes hungry.

A dedicated helpline has been set up. Families who apply will receive one supermarket voucher of £15 per child.

Anyone eligible for free school meals who needs extra financial support to help feed their children can now visit or call the dedicated helpline on 03000 41 24 24. Families have until next Monday 2nd November 5pm to apply.

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A Levels - Art


  • Click on the following links to research and find an artist you really like.

  • Choose two pieces of work by them that you really like.

  • Make a detailed pencil copy of one of them (or a section of one of them).

  • If you have colour materials (paint, pastels, coloured pencils, etc.) make a colour copy of one of them.

  • Research information about the artist (their biography, subject matter, interesting facts about their lives, influences, the time or society they lived in, etc.).

  • Watch documentaries and films on your chosen artist(s).

  • Note: it does not have to be an artist from history. It can be a contemporary artist who is working now (including female artists/artists from diverse ethnic backgrounds).


Click here to view the Art Sketchbook task


Another great resource to find out more about A level Art and Design, including tips and project ideas to develop your own work.

Lots of inspirational student art work to explore:




Thinking of working in the fashion or design industry?

Consider doing A level Textiles alongside A level Fine Art or Photography – you can access this course with a GCSE in Fine Art, textiles or Photography.

The textile design course offers the opportunity to develop skills over a broad range of textile and fashion techniques and applications, such as printing, weaving, knitting, mixed media, digital applications, surface design, embroidery and installation. Practical work is produced by researching and developing ideas using drawing, digital exploration, sketchbooks and work sheets, supported by critical evaluation and an awareness of contemporary and historical influences.

Practical course

A-level Textile Design is a practical course in which you learn by doing, so you will be able to create imaginative personal work. You will find out about a whole range of media, techniques and processes. You will develop your creativity and independent thought, learn to express yourself visually and let your imagination flourish. Textile design is a great companion to all

other subjects as creativity, imagination and problem solving skills can give you great ideas for your other subjects.


Textile design A-level builds on the skills, knowledge and understanding developed through study at GCSE. At the end of the A-level course you will have the skills, knowledge and understanding needed for higher education.

Possible career options

Studying a textile design related degree at university will give you all sorts of exciting careeropportunities, including:

Textile technologist, Colour trender or stylist, Costume designer, Creative director, Digital textiles designer, Fashion designer, Fashion illustrator, Fashion journalist, Fashion stylist, Interior designer, Museum/gallery conservator, Pattern cutter, Retail buyer, Teacher or lecturer, Textile designer, Theatre designer, Upholsterer, Wallpaper designer.

Inspirational viewing:

‘Next in Fashion’ – available on Netflix and Youtube - it’s a great insight into the fashion design process.