Level 2 Visual Arts

Course Description

The focus of this full year course is to extend learners’ understanding of art-making methods and ideas. A

systematic approach based on a personally selected theme will be taken to create a body of work in

drawing, painting and mixed media. This course is a pre-requisite for study in Painting at Level 3. This

course is time intensive and requires learners to engage in home learning as well as work consistently in

class time.

Topics Covered: 

Compulsory Internal AS/US

- Generate and develop ideas using drawing processes and procedures in a selected form of painting.

External AS:

- Produce a body of work within painting to show understanding of art-making methods and ideas.

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 Visual Arts 

Course Costs and Equipment

Includes a Level 2 art pack
Trip fee or artist presentation
In class art materials over and above the art pack
Resource and task sheets


Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

Total Credits Available: 12 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91321 v2
Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within painting
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 12
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.