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Art A Level at The Axe Valley Community College

Course description

Art A level is a creative visual course that explores ways of thinking through various materials and techniques. Students will experience a wide range of approaches, will be expected to explore differentstyles of work, look and analyse artists work and be individual in your responses. It prepares you brilliantly for a career in any visual field and for those wishing to go onto art college.

Course content

A level Unit 1: Personal Study - 60% of total ‘A’ Level marks.This is lengthy project whose theme is chosen by you. Unit 2: 40% of total ‘A’ Level marks .A lengthy project set by the exam that ends with a 15 hour exam to produce the final piece.

Entry requirements

A good pass GCSE in art is expected.Students will need the normal A* to C pass rate to study advanced Level 3 courses.


There are four key areas of assessment, these are simply described as Artists Reference and development; Experimentation; Ideas and Observations; and Final Piece.

Future opportunities

There are hundreds of different art and design related degrees you can choose from if you want to go on to study a visual subject at higher level. These broadly fall into two choices, fine art or design. Fine Art subjects centre on the individual creativity while design based courses centre on learning the discipline and the client. Examples of Fine Art courses would be Painting, Sculpture and Photographic Art. Examples of design based degrees include Fashion, Graphics, Illustration and Interior Design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Axe Valley Community College directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years