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Fine Art A Level at Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy

Course description

Year 12

Students explore and refine their use of materials, techniques and processes in 2D, 3D, digital and mixed media outcomes. Their ideas will be informed by studying the work of contemporary and more traditional artists. A series of projects will be completed allowing them to develop their responses to different themes and concepts.

Year 13

This year is divided into 2 projects of equal weighting. A coursework project encourages the students to explore in greater depth a theme experienced during Year 12. This has a greater emphasis placed on the analysis and interpretation of other artists’ work. Secondly, a controlled assignment project allows students to develop their work from an externally given list of themes.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to study this course need to have achieved the required grade at GCSE Art. They must have a genuine enthusiasm, interest and motivation for the visual arts. They need to be prepared to work hard and have an open minded approach to exploration and the refinement of skills and approaches.


Throughout the course, each project’s assessment criteria is divided into 4 equal objectives. Year 12 is internally assessed and is not accredited to the student’s final grade. Year 13 is divided into 2 projects of equal weighting and is worth 100% of the full A-level. All work is marked internally and moderated externally.

Future opportunities

A-level Fine Art can be seen as a stepping stone to continuing the exploration of creating Art work in many different ways. As well as studying visual based subjects at higher levels at colleges and universities, Art can open up careers in Fine Art, T.V. and Film, Advertising, Graphics, Fashion, Photography, Architecture, and Education to name but a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 March 2017

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