Art A2

Key Staff:  Mrs. Fletcher or Mr. Rogers

Entry Requirements:

  • Five 5+ GCSE including English and Maths
  • 5 grade or above in Art

Is this a new two year linear A Level Subject? Yes

A level Art will be a two year course with no AS element, students will need to commit to the full term in order to gain the qualification. Course breakdown - 60% coursework and 40% terminal exam of 15 hours (over three days).

Key Points About The Course

  • The course is 60% coursework (personal investigation) and 40% final exam  (Externally Set Assignment). 
  • Coursework is broken down into three components, titles such as ‘Human condition’ and ‘Sanctuary’.
  • During your second year you will produce a personal investigation as part of your coursework, 1000 – 3000 words on a focus in Art of your choice linked to your visual coursework.
  • ESA title is available from February 1st of your second year. Working through this project with guidance to sit the exam of 15 hours over 3 days in May/June.
  • To study Art you should be proficient at basic drawing and painting techniques.
  • Research and independent studies are important parts of the Art course – you should enjoy the subject as you will be spending time producing work in your own time as well as in the department.  A minimum of nine hours per week.
  • Your study time may be within the Art Studio completing practical work.
  • Sixth form Art Studio is set out to give each student a studio space to keep work and articles.