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Art & Design at The Pingle School

Course description

The Advanced Subsidiary (AS) forms 50% of the assessment weighting for the full A level (A2). Advanced Subsidiary can be taken as a stand-alone qualification or as part of the full A level course.

Advanced Subsidiary - candidates take units 1 and 2

A level - candidates take units 1, 2, 3 and 4

The examination requirements are:


 unit 1: coursework portfolio - AS: 60%, A Level: 30%

 unit 2: controlled assignment (5 hours) - AS: 40%, A Level: 20%


 unit 3: personal investigation - A Level: 30%

 unit 4: controlled assignment (15 hours) - A Level: 20%

All units are marked by teachers in school and moderated by a visiting moderator.

Entry requirements

For AS you will normally be expected to have a grade C or above in art at GCSE.

For A2 you should have successfully completed an AS level in art.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Pingle School directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years