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Art and Design A Level at Our Lady's Catholic College

Course description

A level requires students to develop their skills recording experiences and observaons in a visual form; explore, analyse, discuss and evaluate images and objects; make and record independent judgements understanding the work of others; communicate ideas, soluons and responses in a range of visual forms.

A-level will build on, and allow for, greater depth of study to develop praccal and theorecal knowledge and understanding. For example, greater specialisaon in a parcular medium or process or further theorecal research.

Within the Art department there is an area designated solely for use by A Level students.

There will be the opportunity to visit galleries and major exhibions throughout the two years.

Entry requirements

GCSE Art and Design Grade C or BTEC Level 2 Art Merit


A Level—This is a two year course assessed at the end of year 13.

- Personal Invesgaon – 60%
- Externally Set Assignment – 40%

Future opportunities

Following compleon of A-level Art candidates wishing to follow an arsc career are advised to enrol for the Foundaon One Year course before entering University to follow their chosen specialism. Past students are now following various higher educaon courses including degrees in Architecture, Set Design and Fine Art.

Further information

The department runs a range of extra-curricular acvies from various clubs to Arts Award – a naonally recognised qualificaon in the Arts. We also regularly send work to the Naonal Students’ Exhibion in London and have been successful in having work exhibited there.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Our Lady's Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 28 February 2017
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