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A portfolio of work from starting points, topics or themes determined by the centre. Students must work in at least two areas of study, ie, Fine Art, Graphics, 3D, Textiles, Photography.
Based on an externally set paper with multiple options.
A preparation period of 6-8 weeks is allowed during which ideas are developed, mostly in sketchbooks. A five-hour exam brings the project to a conclusion. Students are expected to work in one of the areas of study covered in the Portfolio course.
A major project based on a topic of personal significance. It must include a personal study on a relevant artist or theme in Art of between 1000 & 3000 words. Students are expected to work in one of the areas of study covered in the Portfolio course.
Based on an externally set paper with multiple options. A preparation period of 6 - 8 weeks is allowed during which ideas are developed, mostly sketchbooks. A 15-hour exam brings the project to a conclusion. Students are expected to work in one of the areas of study covered in the Portfolio course.
Courses for students who achieve a pass at A level Art
• Foundation courses are offered at colleges belonging to the University of the Arts, ie, Camberwell, Chelsea, London College of fashion, London College of Communication, Central St Martins and the Byam Shaw School of Art.
• Outside the University of the Arts, the London Metropolitan University, Sir John Cass School of Art, Kingston University, Epsom Art School and Middlesex University all offer Foundation courses. These lead on to a degree course in Fine Art, 3D design, textiles & fashion design, graphics, theatre design and so on
• Architecture courses, for example, at UCL, Cambridge, Manchester, Liverpool and Nottingham Universities.
• Art History degrees at UCL, Cambridge, York, Sussex, Leeds and other universities.
Art A level combines well with Art History, History, English, Classical Civilisation – all have relevance to the study of Art as a practice.
Art is often studied as a complementary subject to a mostly academic choice of subjects, for example, a predominantly sciences or languages or social sciences choice of options can be balanced with a creative subject like Art.