Art A Level

What will I learn?

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.

Entry Requirements

Art A Level at John Leggott College requires the following at GCSE:  Art at grade 4 or above and English at grade 4 or above with a good portfolio/summer task. GCSE points average above 3.2.

How long will it take to qualify?

Two years

How will I be assessed?

Unit 1 Personal Investigation: A-level weighting 60%

Unit 2 Externally set assignment: Internally marked, externally moderated. The 15 hour timed test is staggered over several days.  A-level weighting 40%

Throughout your time at JLC you will be assessed at regular intervals throughout your course in the style of external assessments under exam conditions. This is to help track your progress and help prepare you with the skills needed for the final exam.

Additional Learning Opportunities

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

Who is this course aimed at?

Art A Level (Fine Art) is attractive to:

  • students with a specific interest in the visual arts;
  • students who enjoy the challenge of visualising their ideas and feelings using a wide range of media, including computers;
  • students who wish to prepare for study of the subject at a higher level;
  • students who enjoy the challenge of analysing and evaluating images.

What next?

You could gain entry onto a Foundation Course in Art and Design, which leads on to 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.



  • A Level


  • Art & Design

Course Length

  • 2 Years


  • 16+

Get in touch

John Leggott College
West Common Lane
North Lincolnshire, DN17 1DS

Tel: +44(0)1724 282998,


  • Northern Lincolnshire Education Consortium


  • Sixth Form Colleges Association
  • Ofsted Good Provider