A Level Fine Art is a creative course that encourages you to develop your skills as a practising artist. You will be introduced to a variety of projects with the intention to build on your artistic skills and develop your use of materials. You will build a portfolio of work as a result of this before consolidating your learning within a personal investigative project and an externally set assignment. The course will also develop your critical understanding of contextual sources to support and develop your visual artwork.
This course is available for international students, if you are applying as an international student please click here.
Topics covered can include:
You will need:
If you wish to study 4 A Levels, you will need 7 GCSEs at grade 7 or above, including two at grade 8.
*If you did not study GCSE Art and Design, or a related subject, we will assess your suitability based on a portfolio of work. For help and advice on building your portfolio of work, please click here.
All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them.
When applying for an A Level programme at City and Islington, please refer to the general entry requirements on our A Level Courses page as well as the subject-specific details listed above.
Assessment takes place regularly on the course to provide feedback to develop your visual artwork and written components (through one-to-one support and group critiques of work). The course contains two assessed components - a personal investigation portfolio and an externally set assignment.
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31st August prior to the start date of your course and you have the legal right to remain in the UK for the duration of your programme then your study with us will be free. Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.
Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.
A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.
Click here to see some of the teachers that teach A Levels at the college