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Art A level **FEES PAYABLE** at Acorn Independent College

Course description

Art is far more than simply learning how to paint and draw.  Art students develop their creative and artistic imaginations and begin to observe and consider life from different perspectives.  Art allows students a freedom of expression and interpretation not found in other academic subjects and develops important transferable skills.  There is also a significant Art History component of the A Level that encourages students to think about artwork in its historical context and to understand how society and circumstances have changed and dictated different artistic styles.

Entry requirements

Although details of previous school reports and examination results may be considered, previous academic achievements are not our only criteria. At Acorn House, we value eagerness to learn and willingness to work hard. After discussing possible courses, an offer of a place is made if the student’s aims appear to be compatible with those of the College.

Future opportunities

Art is closely related to the sciences and good scientists are often also good artists, Leonardo Da Vinci being a great example of this!  Increasingly universities are searching for students who can demonstrate a breadth as well as a depth of knowledge and understanding.  For this reason, science applicants who also study Art may have an advantage over some of their contemporaries.  

Further information

Acorn House College has an annual exhibition of students’ art work which gives students the opportunity to curate their own work and discuss their pieces with visitors.

Acorn House offers a variety of ways to study A Levels, so that we can help each student to achieve their best in response to their individual needs.

The Two-year programme  is designed for students who have completed their GCSE courses. Most students will study four AS subjects in their first year, and three of these subjects at A2 in the second year.

The One-Year Fast-Track A Level programme runs from September to June and offers an intensive approach to the student’s chosen subject. This one-year focused approach can be useful for those who have studied AS Levels or A Levels elsewhere but may not have achieved their desired grade and wish to retake their exams.

Our 18 Month A Level course option begins in January. It is particularly suited to students who are wishing to retake the full 2-year A Level course, but who were unable to begin in September, or who wish to move schools following a term in Lower Sixth elsewhere. The first year’s worth of modules for the A Level course will be condensed into the Spring and Summer terms in Lower Sixth, ending in June. Students will then be able to complete their final year of A Level study in the ordinary calendar structure, from September to June.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Acorn Independent College directly.

Last updated date: 20 December 2016

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