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Fine Art A Level at Harris Academy Battersea

Course description

The A-level Fine Art allow for the students to become a specialist in areas of art that they want to study and learn more about. Students will have the opportunity to explore materials and artist in depth, learn new technologies and ways to work. The course offers new ways to see, think and allow for the individual to develop personally and encourages independent thinking.

Enrichment opportunities include: Workshops, Gallery visits, Artists in Residence, Own Exhibitions.

Students often study English, Media, Maths, Humanities and other Arts subjects.

Course content

AS include:

Unit 1:

  • The Formal Elements, Skills Building, and Understanding Art & Artists
  • One key project over 5 months, titles in the past have included Disguise, Isolation and Journey
  • Portfolios include Journey book, sketchbook and larger works
  • Final Unit 1 piece 10 hours

A Level units include:

Unit 2:

  • Personal Investigation – Students select an area of Interest to Investigate
  • Portfolios include Journey book, sketchbook and larger works
  • Final Unit 1 piece 10/15hours
  • Essay

Unit 3:

  • Externally set Exam
  • Portfolios include Journey book, sketchbook and larger works.
  • 15 hour Final piece

Entry requirements

Students must have a B grade in Art GCSE, We will consider portfolios if a students did not study GCSE.


Examination Board: WJEC

  • 3 units Internally marked and externally moderated
  • Unit 3 - Exam unit and concludes with a 15 hour exam
  • All units are assessed on four assessment objects that are consistent through the course and an assessment matrix

Future opportunities

Appropriate for:

  • Undergraduate study/ foundation courses
  • Photo Journalism
  • Design
  • Media
  • PR
  • Curating
  • Illustrator
  • Lecturer
  • Creative publisher
  • Artwork
  • Designer
  • Exhibitors
  • Interior Design
  • Graphic Design

Further information

What our students say:

‘’A Level Art is quite challenging. It allows you to begin to develop and understand art, thinking and seeing very differently. You study about a variety of approaches in art and then decide on what you want to specialise in – I’m a painter!

Since studying art I try new thing, definitely am much more of an independent thinker and more experimental. ‘’

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Academy Battersea directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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