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Art, Craft and Design A Level at Brompton Academy

Course description

The A level is studied over two years. In Year 12 where students learn and experiment with new media and techniques throughoutthe year. They then start the A2 Art, Craft & Design AQA Level 3 GCE in Art, Craft & Design in the second year. Candidates will explore a range of 2D and 3D media, processes and techniques, as well as a variety of traditional and new technologies as they complete the course over the two years. During the second year they will cover 2 units. Component 1 is a Personal Investigation supported by a written element of 1000–3000 words based on an area of interest of the student’s own choosing. This is worth 60% of the A Level.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C GCSE to include English and Maths (9-4 grade) plus B grade in GCSE Art or merit in BTEC Art or submission of portfolio.

In extenuating circumstances where entry requirements have not been met, individual cases will be considered on a case by case basis.


The two units for the A level course are weighted at 60% for coursework and 40% for the externally assessed unit. Units are marked against four assessment objectives, which are similar and are internally assessed and externally moderated in June of the academic year.

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Future opportunities

Completion of the A level qualification will give between 16 and 56 UCAS points, to be used to gain entry onto a degree course or entry into the workplace.

Further information

Please contact Brompton Academy on 01634 852341.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 January 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Year