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?

Code AS18
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The course is designed to provide students with opportunities to investigate personal coursework in response to various project themes and ideas. The work is developed through responding to the work of other artists, experimenting with media, recording ideas and creating final pieces. 

The course offers maximum flexibility for students to advance their artistic skills and knowledge, allowing students to work on their strengths. Students will follow guidelines that allow them to bring together practical, critical and theoretical study using a variety of different materials and processes.

Here at All Saints we aim to develop students’ problem solving skills and ability to ‘think around’ them, which we believe will stand them in good stead for higher or further education. At the same time students become visually literate, a valuable skill in today’s society. With the creative sector as the fastest growing industry in the UK, students will become skilled in a subject that is in high demand.


A Level 

Component 1 - In-depth project: 60% 

Component 2 - A study of a theme that leads to the 15 hour examination: 40% 

How will it be delivered?

The two components at A level are assessed internally and moderated externally. The final component is an externally set assignment which includes a 15 hour examination. 

Entry requirements

Grade 5 GCSE in any creative subject including Art. Graphic Design, Textiles, Three Dimensional Design and Photography.

Your next steps...

Skills developed and opportunities available:

Students explore and develop skills through the four assessment objectives: 

• Develop ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding. 

• Experiment with and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining their ideas as their work develops. 

• Record in visual and/or other forms ideas, observations and insights relevant to their intentions demonstrating a reflective ability. 

• Present a personal response demonstrating critical understanding. 

Consider future careers such as graphic and web design, fashion, architecture, art therapy, illustration, art curator ship, photography, fine art and many more. 

Our students are equipped as creative thinkers which is a valuable life skill.