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Art & Design AS/A Level 3 at Fulston Manor School

Course description


Creative-based employment is one of the largest growth industries in the UK today. Art related qualifications are a necessary springboard to a multitude of career opportunities. This course gives you the skills, knowledge and understanding of art practice to enable you to move onto the next step, such as:

  • Media/publishing (greetings cards, magazines, newspapers, books)

  • Design (interior, industrial, garden, fashion, graphic, advertising photographic)

  • Computer-based design

  • Film, stage and theatre (set design, costume, model making, animation)

  • Fine art/sculpture

  • Illustration

  • Photography

  • Teaching

  • Architecture

  • Jewellery design

  • Study leads to well-developed skills in approaches to problem solving.

  • Study leads to well-developed and innovative approaches to visual communication.

  • Study leads to a high level of creative thinking which would be invaluable to any employment situation.



To allow students opportunities to generate and develop ideas, research primary and contextual sources, record practical and written observations, experiment with media and processes and refine ideas towards producing resolved outcomes.

Course content


There are two components for the two-year Art A Level programme which are externally set and assessed by the teacher and externally moderated. You are encouraged to develop your artistic creativity as well as being able to write continuous prose of a minimum of 1000 words.


Component 1: Personal Investigation (portfolio of practical work and a related 1000 word minimum study) Component 2: Externally set assignment

Entry requirements


To be accepted onto the A Level course you should have at least 5 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 (or equivalent). Strong drawing skills are very advantageous, and most students would be expected to have a GCSE of at least a grade 4 in English Language.



The components outline clearly the work you must produce to cover the assessment criteria. Assessment is an ongoing process which helps you recognise your achievements and also to become reflective towards your own ideas and solutions.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your CXK Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.


This qualification is a ‘new style’ 2 year linear A Level. Whilst the AS qualification still exists it does not form part of the final A Level, and most students will be expected to study this course for the full years.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 27 September 2018
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