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Art and Design A level at Sutton Community Academy

Course description

Art, in all of its forms, inspires creativity, stirs emotion, sparks debate and reflects society.

On the Art and Design A Level or mixed media, you can express your own creative flair within your specialisation, be it drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, textiles, illustration or printmaking. The programme will cover a wide variety of media, allowing you the opportunity to flex your creative muscles while learning new techniques and approaches.

Entry requirements

Art GCSE grade B above.


Coursework and 1000 personal study 60%
12 hours external exam project 40%

Financial information

Trips to art galleries are planned, along with life drawing lessons. There will be a cost of £30 for equipment and book.

Future opportunities

Careers as an animator, illustrator, product designer or fashion designer are all possible pathways for Art and Design students.

Work in the media, film and television, marketing and the textile industry are further options. You can pursue art and design at university with a degree in fine art, visual culture, art history or illustration.

Further information

The Art and Design A Level would complement courses in English Literature, Film Studies, Media Studies and technology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sutton Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years