BACA A-Level in Art and Design Year Two

A-Level Fast Track

An international Education: About the A-Level

A-Level stands for ‘Advanced Level’. This certification can be attained in various subjects and is the first step for you to secure an offer from your desired art school in the UK. After you have attained this qualification, you have the option to progress to BACA Foundation (FAD) or directly begin your BA studies.


The BACA A-Level promotes a holistic approach to learning as we combine high level pre-university training with vocational excellence. During Year Two, students are encouraged to study and attain one or two interdisciplinary A-Level subjects.
We at BACA are proud to support our students in finding and following their individual creative path. We give advice and guidance at every step of the way, may it be in an individual or team setting, because we are highly skilled and experienced teachers as well as artists.
In the past six years, BACA has been able to maintain an admission rate of 98% for its students’ applications to various undergraduate courses at University of the Arts London (UAL).

BACA A-Level in Art and Design Year Two

The course is an equivalent level to the second year of Chinese high-school. In this course you will deepen your understanding of a diverse range of art and design subjects, enabling you to choose your focal points in preparation of BACA Foundation (FAD). BACA’s creative subjects include: Graphic & Photography, Textile Design and Fine Art.
You will be pursuing an academic qualification while your teachers are encouraging you to try new techniques and methodologies. This combination will enable you to build confidence, develop your creative skillset and give you an enhanced experience of attending art school.
You will have the opportunity to choose up to three subjects as your specification, aiming to successfully pass up to three A-Levels in art and design. Once you have completed this course, you will be awarded an international certificate by the UK National Examination Board.
Throughout your time at BACA, the teaching experts puts great importance on developing your English writing, listening and speaking skills to give you a solid base for your international studies in the future.
The BACA art curriculum includes an excellent English language (art focused) education by native speakers, enabling you to express your ideas as well as understand and engage with the work of others.

Course Outline:

Guides Learning Hours (GLH): 380 per A-Level (full time course Monday - Friday, 9:45 AM to 4:30 PM)

Course Dates:

August 22nd – June 3rd 2023 


  • Textiles
  • Graphics& Photo Media
  • Fine Art
  • Critical and Contextual Studies

Equivalent Qualifications:

China: Second year of high school 
US/Canada/Australia: Year 11 
UK: A-Level Year 12

Progression to:

BACA Foundation (FAD) or BA courses at UK Universities


1 year 

Entry Requirements:

Minimum Age: 16 
English Level: BACA Test 5.5/IELTS 5.5 
Ideally, you have an idea about what subjects you would like to study.

Course Application:

If you are a BACA student: Automatic progression with the BACA Placement Tutorial
If you are new to BACA: School transcripts, English IELTS certificate, portfolio and a successful interview


Junior School Diploma / School transcripts / Studying certification / Personal statement / Reference letter / Portfolio

Certificate and Qualification:

BACA Art Certificate
Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Art and Design
Edexcel, BTEC and LCCI qualifications are awarded by Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked. For further information, please visit our qualification website at

Check out past work of BACA A-Level students below!

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