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Fine Art A level at City and Islington College

Course description

Want to produce art in a variety of forms, and then gradually specialise in what you think you're best at? This intensive and fun two-year course introduces you to techniques in drawing, painting, print-making, mixed-media and sculpture. The focus is very much on getting you to establish your own style, your own themes and your own independence as an artist.

Course content

In addition to being introduced to major types and techniques of visual art, you will gradually be encouraged to develop a "theme" of your choice and to build a portfolio of work using any mixture of techniques.

Entry requirements

You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses, which are based on your GCSE results.

In addition, you should have gained a grade C or above in GCSE Art, although students will be assessed on individual merit.

International students:

Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.


Assessment is partly by portfolio (coursework) and partly by exam.

Future opportunities

Taken as one of three A Levels, this course can take you to university or other Higher Education institution. You can also progress to more vocational training, such as the BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design or a Media course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City and Islington College directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2016
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    • We are a specialist A Level Sixth Form College in the heart of Angel, Islington, with over 25 years of proven success and an outstanding record of achievement. Last year our overall A Level pass rate was 99%, 70% of students achieved grades from A*-C and 31 A Level subjects boasted a 100% pass rate.

      What we offer

      We specialise in preparing you for higher education and have an extensive range of subjects on offer, many of which are not offered elsewhere in London. Our teachers are A Level specialists, many are examiners and some have PHDs. The College offers superb facilities specially designed for A Level teaching.