Art & Design Fine Art (Day) — A Level

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Course information

This subject is a general programme which covers all the core elements of Art & Design. It is designed to allow maximum opportunity to explore your chosen themes. Good working methods are encouraged to enable you to work in a professional and creative way.
Drawing is seen as a fundamental part of the course as is critical studies. We make full use of the Museums and Art Galleries on Merseyside to increase greater knowledge and understanding of the subject. The AS and A2 is studied over 1 year on a part time basis. The course is fine art endorsed which means students will produce work that is within the fine art specialist area which includes drawing and painting.
For 16-18 year old (daytime) students, this A Level will be one of four A Levels you choose to make up a full time programme of study. You will study for a total of 18 hours per week plus one hour per week tutorial.
Students who successfully complete AS with grades A-C will be able to apply for the second year, A2 element of the programme.
To gain a full A2 qualification in Art and Design, students must undertake the same endorsement at both AS and A2.


WJEC AS/A Level Art & Design/Fine Art Endorsed

This course leads to...

At the end of the course students will be encouraged to progress to higher level courses leading to a range of opportunities for successful careers in Art & Design. Students who study this subject also study a range of other academic AS subjects.

Entry Requirements

City 6 Entry Requirements for 16-18s
The most important entry requirement is that you are committed and determined to do well
You must achieve a minimum 2 Grade B's and 3 Grade C's at GCSE (including English) or equivalent (this equivalency will be discussed at our information evening and then in further detail at interview)
Students taking the Sciences must also obtain at least a grade B in Maths.
Students applying to study Physics, Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Spanish, Maths at A-level must obtain a grade B in the subject at GCSE.
All places are conditional on results, subject to interview in June/July and a suitable reference from your school.
For mature students entry requirements may be flexible.

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Course ID: 158606

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 2 Years


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course, fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer.

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