Art & Design A Level

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


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Closing Date for applications is Friday 12th February 2021. 

Any applications received after this date will be treated as a late application.

Art & Design

What is the course about?

This is a course that facilitates the student’s development and understanding of the visual arts in the broadest sense. Students are encouraged to make personal and informed responses using a wide variety of media and, to this end, are taught the skills needed to express themselves.

The course is very wide ranging in its interpretation of Art and Design and can incorporate many disciplines. The first six weeks comprises a series of workshops on the expressive qualities of the formal elements and include an introduction to painting, printmaking, textiles and digital image manipulation. Students then go on to experience media such as ceramic, sculpture, collage, assemblage and graphic design as well as painting and drawing. As students gain confidence and increase their repertoire of skills they are encouraged to increase their levels of independence and design their own programme of study.

For whom is the course suitable?

This course gives students an excellent preparation for Art College Application and a path through to an Honours degree. However, it is also very suitable for those who do not want to take the subject past A level but do want to broaden their learning experiences and personal development, and creative qualities sought after by universities.

Teaching Methods and Homework commitment:

Students will experience work shop sessions led by their teacher, tutorial sessions in which they explain the development of ideas to their tutor and self directed sessions in which students pursue their own direction of study.

What could I go on to do at the end of the course?

Many students go onto a Foundation Course in Art and Design at Art College and then to a BA Hons in a Fine or Applied Art subject. They then progress to employment in a wide variety of creative professions including graphic design, interior design, fashion design, fashion buying, photography, animation, web design, product design etc. Students can also enter other employment fields such as architecture or choose to study at a higher level such as for a Masters degree.

Method of Study and Assessment:

A Level Course

Students will submit Components 1 and 2 for the A Level course at the end of Year 2

Component 1 - Course work - Personal Investigation

Internally assessed, moderated by AQA.

60% of A Level

Component 2 – Externally set assignment

Internally assessed, moderated by AQA.

40% of AS


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Entry requirements

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