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Art A Level at The Latimer Arts College

Course description

Every employer places a value on personal learning and thinking skills and Art education embodies these, with a focus on creative thinking and independent enquiry. A valid Art education can create an exceptional candidate for many career paths and our Art Department offers an outstanding experience. 

Our lessons are dynamic, informative and delivered by a team of staff with wide ranging experience and expertise; we allow the learner to gain knowledge and skills through seeing, listening and doing. We offer individually tailored tutorials, a purpose built sixth form art studio with Apple computing facilities and access to a wealth of subject specific resources.

Course content

In Year 12

After an initial study of the formal elements, students engage in an analysis of found imagery and follow the exploratory process of formulating a personal response. The course culminates in a practical exam.

In Year 13

The focus of the year is a personal study, allowing a student to focus on any chosen area of Art/Craft/Design. A written and visual submission is required. A practical exam is held at the end of the course. 

Entry requirements

GCSE Art Grade B


Formative assessment is inherent in the one to one tutorial process that runs throughout the course.

At Year 13 coursework forms 60% of the final grade; the practical exam 40%.

At Year 12 coursework and the practical exam carry equal weight of 50% of the final grade.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Latimer Arts College directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

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    • The Latimer Arts College is a thriving, high performing school and I am privileged to be Principal.  Those in our learning community love contributing to our vibrant and exciting college life, supported by our Arts College ethos. Together we share one key aim: to secureoutstanding achievements for each individual by delivering excellence in all that we do.

      At The Latimer Arts College we place no boundaries on ambition, no limits on aspirations and no barriers in the way of achievement.  We are very proud of our students and to us, every child really does matter: we work tirelessly to make sure that each of our students feels valued, makes progress and achieves personal success so that they can be the best that they can be!

      Siobhan Hearne