Art A Level

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

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


In this course, students will use drawing as a core method of recording observations and developing their ideas. Students will then have the option of reviewing and refining their ideas through a wide variety media including digital media, photography, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics and textiles. Students will be encouraged to work in whatever media they feel they have particular strengths in.
AS: This is a one year course, normally taken in Year 12. Consists of two units.
A2: This is a two year course in which students complete the AS course in Year 12 followed by two further units.

60% coursework
40% externally set assignments
One unit of coursework.
One unit responding to an externally set assignment culminating in a controlled assessment lasting 8 hours.
One unit of coursework - including a personal study of 1000-3000 words.
One unit responding to an externally set assignments culminating in a controlled assessment lasting 12 hours.
All units are internally assessed by the Art department and externally moderated by the exam board by sample.



How will it be delivered?


Entry requirements

Students should have achieved either: • Distinction-Merit in BTEC 1st Art and Design • Grade A*-B in GCSE Art and Design

Your next steps...

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as History of Art to prepare for higher education in areas of art and design, photography, architecture or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to art and design such as an Architect, Interior or Fashion Designer. The course will also encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Art, craft and design embraces an extremely diverse range of specialisms. Successful A Level students could be expected to progress on to complete undergraduate degrees from a variety of different fields including: Graphic Design, Three-dimensional Design, Fine Art, Model Making, Theatre Design, Animation, Interior Design, Fashion, Textile Design, History of Art and Design, Conservation, Film, Photography, Teaching, TV, Architecture and Landscape Architecture