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A2 Level : Art (Fine Art)

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code A2/Art
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This is established A Level course in Art (Fine Art) it is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and understand to become a creative practitioner.  It is a two year programme providing a broad based Fine Art overview which can lead students into an exciting range of career areas such as Graphic Design, Illustration, Fashion, visual Communication, Animation, Photography, Fine Art, Footwear Design, Interior Design, Produce Design, Contour Fashion and Game Art. 


Students will explore a range of materials and techniques, experimenting and refining whilst developing their ideas, making connections to the work of other artists. They will need to be able to research and analyse the work of other artists with confidence, showing a fluent use of appropriate specialist vocabulary.

Students will use recording skills such as photography, observational drawing (including first hand) and written annotations about their own work, which shows that they can reflect on their work and make progress.

They will create work which is informed by the work of others, yet is personal and achieves the outcome they intended in a skilful and meaningful way.

How will it be delivered?

Students are assessed against the four assessment objectives, which are similar to those at GCSE and are equally weighted.

This is a 2 year A level.

For Year 12 there will be one unit which is known as the Portfolio, and an examination. The Portfolio runs from September to January and the examination preparatory period begins in February and ends with the examination session of 10 hours in early May. Exam Board: AQA

During the A Level year students create a Personal Investigation (60% of final grade) which includes a written element of 1000-3000 words. For this unit, students will develop a theme in great depth, drawing on skills developed in Year 12.

The structure for the A Level year is similar to Year 12, with an examination preparatory period starting in February and a 15 hour examination session in early May (40% of final grade)

Entry requirements

5 Grade 4’s and above to include a Grade 4 or above in Art at GCSE.

A proven record of a positive attitude and commitment to studies within Art, Craft and Design.

Your next steps...

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as History of Art to prepare for higher education in areas of art and design, photography, architecture or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to art and design such as an Architect, Interior or Fashion Designer. The course will also encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.


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