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A Level Art & Design at Brinsworth Academy

Course description

An exciting and dynamic course full of opportunities and experiences to enable you to express your ideas and realise your creative and artistic potential.

Course content

The course is structured to give students the bestpossible opportunities to develop their skills, understanding and enjoyment of Art and Design. In addition to Painting and Drawing, students can be expected to work in Textiles, Graphic Design, Printmaking, Photography, Ceramics and 3D Sculpture. Students are encouraged to develop a personal, thematic approach to their studies and make choices and decisions for themselves.

Entry requirements

Grade C in art & design, plus grade 4 in maths and English language (students without this may be considered but only with staff recommendation). Students need to be enthusiastic and committed to achieving their best.


Coursework 60% of the total mark. This consists of one or more final outcomes supported by appropriate work. Examination 40% of total mark. This is an externally set paper. Eight weeks’ preparation and planning time is provided before the eight hour test. Work is internally marked at the centre and externally moderated.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Textile Design. This will help you to prepare for higher education and employment in a number of areas of Art and Design. These could include Textiles, Fine Art, Sculpture, Three Dimensional Design, Graphic Design, Computer Graphics, Photography, Architecture and Fashion Design to name just a few. The course will also encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you to develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across many industries are looking for. Progression after A Level is frequently on to a Foundation course in Art and Design and from there on to University or Art College degree courses. However, there are students who have completed A Level Art and Design and then gone straight to university.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification contact a member of the sixth form team or the Art department.

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: 28 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years