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Art A Level


Course type

A Level

Exam Board


Course length

2 year course. (Note: Information correct for September 2017 intake)

What will I learn?

You will develop your knowledge of creative ideas and practical techniques while studying the history of art and learning how to analyse and interpret images using specialist terms and vocabulary.


Units of Study

A Level course: 2 years

Unit 1 

Art & Design: Personal investigation

Explores the relationship between practical ideas and techniques with the History of Art, and a wider professional application.

Unit 2 

Externally-set Assignment:

Involves students showing evidence of their visual language and analytical skills. The exam submission includes a response to a set theme carried out over an in-class preparation period followed by a 15 hour timed test.

Where will it lead?

You could gain entry onto a Foundation Course in Art and Design, which leads onto degree courses in the visual arts and applied design subjects. If you study more than one art and design course at A Level you could move directly onto a visual arts degree course.

Entry requirements

GCSE Art at grade C or above and English at grade 5, or a good portfolio/summer task.

GCSE (old) Points Average:  4.0 or above including 5 C grades.


60% practical coursework - 40% externally set assignment

Additional Learning Opportunities

There will be opportunities to visit art galleries and other cultural events and you could enter your work into exhibitions. 

If you have any queries about this course please email admissions@leggott.ac.uk and we will contact you.

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