Students will be required to work in one or more of the following processes:

  • Painting and drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Lens-based image making

By working across disciplines, they will extend their understanding of the scope of fine art; focusing on one discipline, gaining a deeper understanding of specific processes within fine art.

About The Course

Course Introduction

2 Year A- Level Course

Fine Art A-Level gives you the freedom to develop your style and talent; whilst learning new techniques and approaches.

Award Body


Course Suitable For

Students who want to explore a wide range of ideas and develop skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and contextual studies. They will learn about contemporary artists and develop their critical thinking and personal responses.

Preferable Entry Requirements

At least a GCSE Grade C Art and English.

Why Study?

Students will develop practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding of:

Relevant materials, processes, technologies and resources.

How ideas, feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in images and artefacts.

How images and artefacts relate to the time and place in which they were made and to their social and cultural contexts.

Continuity and change in different genres, styles and traditions.

A working vocabulary and specialist terminology.

Progression Opportunities

A Fine Art A-Level can help forge careers in animation, illustration, and product and fashion design. It can also assist with careers in the media, film and television, marketing and textile industries.

Why Grace Academy?

You will have the opportunity to study in a thriving art department with enthusiastic teachers and achieve your potential.


A Level Component 1 – Personal Investigation:

Supporting studies, practical work, and a personal study.

60% of qualification

A Level Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment:

Preparatory studies and the 15–hour period of sustained focus.

40% of qualification.

Assessment Methods

Students are assessed on four different assessment objectives, each worth a quarter of the final grade. Both components are assessed by the teacher and externally moderated.

Support Provided

Our Teaching and Learning Strategy is at the core of our approach to students and their learning. We aim to provide a learning community where students achieve excellence and achievement is celebrated. We want you to enjoy your time at the academy and to be successful.

You will need to monitor your own progress. We want you to become self-critical and to think about how you can improve. We will expect you to work hard and productively. Being present in the academy for as long as it is necessary for you to meet your targets and succeed in your learning.

Course Application

Contact the Post 16 Manager on 0121 329 4630 or email on juliebaker@graceacademy.org.uk.

Register your interest in your chosen courses and an application form will be sent out to you. All applicants are interviewed and conditional offers are made subject suitability of course.

Please note all courses on offer are subject to the minimum uptake for viability.