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A Level Art & Design at Kingston College

Course description

A Level Art and Design (Fine Art specification, Edexcel Exam Board) is a subject for students who take real pleasure in the visual world.

It is Fine Art based and enables you to develop an understanding of all things visual. You will learn traditional drawing and painting skills as well as new media techniques and theoretical terms. You will be encouraged to look at a broad range of artists and to review your own work in relation to the artists you have studied. There is an important written component to the coursework which necessitates analysing your own work as a way of improving and developing it.

The teaching takes place at the Creative Industries Centre, Richmond Road and students benefit from the highly creative atmosphere there, working alongside other students studying a broad range of art-related qualifications.

Course content

A Level Art & Design is a linear qualification with students taking the final exam after two years of study. The course will promote drawing and painting skills including new media techniques and approaches to visualising your ideas. Written work will support the development of your own practice and show an understanding of other artists and their work.

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Entry requirements

A Level entry criteria are a minimum of five GCSEs, at grades 9-5, all in academic subjects. These must include a minimum of a grade 5 in GCSE English and a grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics.

If students have taken GCSE Art, they must have achieved a minimum of a grade 5.

This qualification can only be studied alongside two other A Level subjects.

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Future opportunities

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design or specialist Higher Education courses.

Kingston Sixth has an excellent track record of being an established A Level provider. Over the years these courses have been an outstanding springboard from which thousands of students have built their futures and progressed to some of the best universities in the country. The College was graded Good by Ofsted in 2013 and 2016.

Further information

You will require your own sketchbooks and/ or A2 flip folders to present your coursework in, and a basic range of art materials to enable you to complete your work at home. You will be given advice about this at the start of the course. You will also have the opportunity to visit galleries to study artists at first hand.

For more information please contact our Admissions Team on  020 8268 3073 or email

Art & Design (Fine Art) A Level is taught at Kingston College so is ideal for those based in South West London and Surrey.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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