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A Level Art at Broadway Academy

Course description

A level Art

Course content

In Year 12 students study for an AS Level in Art and Design. This involves the study of two Units, the first being an individual portfolio unit which can be set by the teacher or negotiated by pupils. The second is the set Task set by the exam board which is a starting point of 5 questions which pupils choose one to base their set project on. Within this unit there is a controlled 5 hour piece of work.

In year 13 the course follows the same structure of 2 units, a personal investigation supported by a written element of 1000-3000 words and a set task by the exam board with 5 hours controlled piece.

AS+A2=A Level

The subject focuses on the study of Art, craft and Design and students are required to work in at least 2 areas to produce an exciting,, experimentative portfolio. There is more focus on drawing in the new specification, with more emphasis on observational still life drawing accompanied with workshops at the RBSA gallery.

All Units are equally waited


Entry requirements

GCSE grade 4 in any ART subject.



Unit 1: Coursework portfolio 50% AS , 25% of A Level

Unit 2: AS Externally set task 50% AS, 25% of A Level

Unit 3: Personal Investigation 25% of A Level

Unit 4: A2 Externally Set Assignment 25% of A Level


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Further information

Mr Hunter- Teacher of Art

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: 04 December 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years


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    • Broadway Academy is situated in Perry Barr in the north of Birmingham.

      We are very proud of our £21million new building which boasts state of the art facilities and a learning environment that is second to none.

      The Sixth Form is an important part of the whole school and students have permanent access to teaching staff and and resources to support their learning. The Sixth Formers are role models to the younger students and help support them by mentoring and running extra-curricular clubs.

      There are excellent public transport links for students coming from across the city.