Art and 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?

Alternative Title Art and Design A Level
Code KECG23
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Course Description

We run a varied and interesting course that allows you to develop your creative interests. Candidates will work in at least two of the following areas of Art and Design. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas. 

• Fine Art 

• Graphic Communication

• Textile Design

• Three-Dimensional Design

• Photography: lens-based and light-based media

We run regular Gallery visits and organise skills workshops in a variety of media. The classrooms are specialist areas designed to be used by you in your creative pursuits.  

Further Information about our courses including results

Creativity, perseverance and a love for Art and design, you will be expected to visit galleries and find out as much as you can about Artists crafts people. Students that study Art A level with us find that our A level is often their most successful result with 82% getting A*-C this year..


Course Content and Teaching Units

The A level component 1 is based on a theme you will choose to develop a portfolio of work. It is a highly individual and creative project. It includes a written element (1000-3000 words) that your Art tutor will guide you through. The component 2 is an externally set project with a timed element of 15 hours incorporated into it and is a great challenge to your creative and artistic abilities.

Financial Information

National and international gallery visits and Artists working with sixth form students. You will be provided with a wide range of artistic media to experiment with.

Trips, visits and extra-curricular

As part of our course we will take you to London where we will visit the Tate Britain and Tate Modern. We take a Thames trip between the two galleries that will include the houses of parliament the London eye and the MI 5 building. There are other opportunities throughout the year and these have included landscape photography sessions in the peaks, working with artists and being involved in the vibrant life of King Ecgbert School such as Kestival. We run an end of year visit and this changes on a yearly basis. We have visited such places as the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Victoria and Albert exhibition of Alexander McQueen and Hull City of Culture.

How will it be delivered?

For your A Level art course you will produce a portfolio project based on a theme of your choice and a second project which will be externally set by AQA. The externally set project will have a choice of 6-7 starting points. You will be marked on how well you develop these projects by developing ideas towards an outcome/outcomes.

Entry requirements

5 in Art & Design (individual cases considered on merit)

Your next steps...

Careers within Art and Design

Artists, Architects, Graphic Designers, Fashion Designers, Interior Designers and Engineers are but a few of the many roles that require the creative skills developed by an Art and Design A Level.

Idea development will be in almost every job you do. We will help you develop this core skill. 

“About 35% of current jobs in the UK are at high risk of computerisation over the following 20 years, according to researchers at Oxford University.” 

“Roles requiring employees to think on their feet and come up with creative and original ideas, for example artists, designers or engineers, hold a significant advantage in the face of automation”