Specialist subject knowledge

A-levels provide great depth of study in a few specialist subjects.

After two years, you will have gained subject knowledge that is often only acquired during the first year at university in many other countries.

At the Kings School of Art + Design we offer the following A-levels*:
  • A-level Art & Design
  • A-level Art & Design (Fine Art)
  • A-level Art & Design (Graphic Communication)
  • A-level Art & Design (Photography)

* Check subject-specific factsheets as not all subjects are offered in all colleges.

A-level Art & Design is offered also in our Bournemouth school. For more information about Kings Bournemouth go to the Kings Colleges website.

Art & Design

  • Develops your intellectual, imaginative, creative and reflective skills.
  • Develops your investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical, and expressive skills, an aesthetic understanding and critical judgement.
  • Provides an understanding of the inter-relationships between art, craft and design, and an awareness of the contexts in which they operate as well as knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design in contemporary society and in other times and cultures.
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Fine Art

  • You will use a variety of tools, materials and techniques, as appropriate, for recording your surroundings and source materials.
  • You will also consider the application and implications of new and emerging technologies that can be used in conjunction with traditional and digital fine art materials.
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Graphic Communication

  • Also referred to as Graphic Design, it enables you to explore a range of graphic communication media, processes and techniques, relating to both traditional and new media.
  • By working across disciplines, you will extend your understanding of the scope of graphic communication; by focusing on one discipline, you will gain a deeper understanding of specific processes within graphic communication.
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  • Allows you to expand your creative horizons through taking and editing photographs.
  • Teaches you about a whole range of photographic techniques and processes.
  • Helps you to develop an understanding of the creative process.
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