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Art A Level at Kingswood Secondary Academy

Course description

Art is a challenging but enjoyable subject that helps you develop key skills in independent learning, problem solving and critical understanding. You will be introduced to a variety of experiences and will explore a range of Fine Art media and processes.

As a very practical and creative subject that offers an alternative way of working,art can provide you with a wider awareness of social and cultural context.

You will be encouraged to attend at least one visit to an art gallery and may have the opportunity to attend a workshop.

Course content

You will produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas, including: painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, installation, printmaking, photography (digital). Work is presented in the form of sketch books or study sheets.

Units covered at AS
– Unit I: Coursework portfolio.
– Unit 2: Externally set assignment.
Units covered at A2
– Unit 3: Personal investigation.
– Unit 4: Externally set assignment.

Entry requirements

5+ A*-C grades at GCSE including C grade orabove in English and B grade in GCSE art or merit in BTEC art.


– Work will be assessed by verbal and written feedback and tutorial notes.
Formal Assessment:
– All work will be assessed by yourart teachers for moderation by the end of May

Future opportunities

– The course is designed as a stepping stone to the many courses and careers that are available in the art and design industry.
– Art Foundation course (one year duration).
– Degree course in chosen area of study e.g. graphic design, textile design, web/game design, fashion design, architecture and fine art.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingswood Secondary Academy directly.

Last updated date: 09 July 2015
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