Art - 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?

Code PG1
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Explore your creativity and develop a range of practical skills inspired by your research of other art and design practitioners. During this two year course, you will experience a variety of media, techniques and processes in both two and three dimensions. You will also explore the work of artists and designers, both past and present. The first year will provide a strong and broad foundation to develop skills in a range of areas including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, mixed media, digital photography and digital media. During the second year you will be able to specialise in a narrower range of disciplines depending on your strengths and preferences. The use of a sketchbook underpins all practical investigations.


Coursework projects allow for independent and personalised responses and will develop you as a creative individual, fully equipped with the skills required for further study and for employment in a related field.

Component 1: Personal Investigation (60%) A practical project supported by a written piece of work of up to 3,000 words.

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment (40%) Issued by AQA and conducted in 15 hours of supervised time.

How will it be delivered?

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements To secure a place at our Post-16 Centre you will need five or more GCSE passes at Grade 5 or above and a minimum of a Grade 4 in both English Language and Mathematics. You will also need a Grade 5 at GCSE (or equivalent vocational qualification) for most subjects you want to study at A Level.

Your next steps...

Future Study and Career Opportunities An A Level in Art can open the door to many Art/Design-based Higher Education courses.

The department has a proven track record of academic success, with all students who applied for further or higher education in 2018 successfully securing places.

This course provides an excellent foundation for any Art & Design career.

You will also learn many skills that are transferable to other sectors. Career Opportunities can include Fine Art, Fashion/Creative Textiles, Sculpture, Animation, Theatre Set Design and Printmaking.