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Art A Level at John Leggott Sixth Form College

Course description

You will develop your knowledge of creative ideas and practical techniques while studying the history of art and learning how to analyse and interpret images using specialist terms and vocabulary.

Course content

A Level course: 2 years

Unit 1 

Art & Design: Personal investigation

Explores the relationship between practical ideas and techniques with the History of Art, and a wider professional application.

Unit 2 

Externally-set Assignment:

Involves students showing evidence of their visual language and analytical skills. The exam submission includes a response to a set theme carried out over an in-class preparation period followed by a 15 hour timed test.

Entry requirements

GCSE Art at grade C or above or a good portfolio. GCSE average 4.0 or above including 5 C grades.


60% practical coursework - 40% externally set assignment

Future opportunities

You could gain entry onto a Foundation Course in Art and Design, which leads onto degree courses in the visual arts and applied design subjects. If you study more than one art and design course at A Level you could move directly onto a visual arts degree course.

Further information

There will be opportunities to visit art galleries and other cultural events and you could enter your work into exhibitions. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Leggott Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 22 September 2016

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