Fine Art A Level


Fine Art A Level

About the course

This creative course encourages you to develop your skills as a practicing artist. You will be introduced to a variety of projects with the intention to build on your artist skills and develop your use of materials. You will build a portfolio of work as a result of this before consolidating your learning within a personal investigative project and an externally set assignment.

  • You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses, which are based on your GCSE results.
  • In addition, you should have gained a grade C or above in GCSE Art, although students will be assessed on individual merit.

International students:

  • Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.
  • IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.

On this course, students are encouraged to experiment with a range of fine art processes. Drawing, mark-making, painting, print making, photography, sculpture and 3D approaches to fine art are just some of the techniques explored. You will also develop a critical understanding of contextual sources that support and develop your visual artwork.

Assessment takes place regularly on the course to provide feedback to develop your visual artwork and written components. The course contains two assessed components: a personal investigation portfolio and an externally set assignment.

The course has a successful progression record to both Art Foundation Diplomas and Fine Art related or Architecture degree courses (including interior design, sculpture and History of Art). University of the Arts, London (UAL), Ravensbourne and City and Islington College (Centre for Business, Arts and Technology) are popular destinations of our students. Students who leave education or take a gap-year find work in design-related employment or internships.

The amount of help and support you get from the teachers here is incredible

Ryan Morrison

Ryan Morrison

Subjects: A Levels in Fine Art, Graphic Communication and Physics

Destination: BA in Animation at Ravensbourne

He said: “The amount of help and support you get from the teachers here is incredible. I was able to meet new people and experience new things and I am glad I chose Candi.

“I would really recommend the courses I studied. The atmosphere is very welcoming and there are many opportunities available for work experience. I used the careers team many times and received an incredible amount of help regarding my CV preparation, advice about universities as well as talks from various guests.”

Course information

Start date
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08 September 2017

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Course level
Level 3
Course code
Start date
End date
Sixth Form College
Class Type
Full time
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A level entry requirements

A Level entry requirements

Our Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. Over 30 A Levels are on offer from Physics to History of Art.

Sixth Form College building

Sixth Form College

Based in vibrant Angel, the Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. There are over 30 A Levels on offer from Dance to History of Art to Science.