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Art and Design A-Level at Bristol Brunel Academy

Course description

Explore your creativity and open yourself to the possibilities that art and design can offer you in your future, on a course that is designed to develop the artist in you.

Work has historically included the creation of a portfolio of work that will include experimental drawings and at least one project. Projects allow you to freely demonstrate and communicate artistic interests, curiosity, creativity and personal skills in art, craft and design.

Previous advance work at A2 involves students embarking upon a personal study allowing for greater focus and the development of skills. In the past this has been supported by 1,000+ word contextual document. Exams in Art and Design are normally substantial often lasting 5-15 hours.

Entry requirements

GCSE Art – B grade or portfolio at teacher's discretion

Minimum Academic Standard for Progression into Y13

Entry into Y13 is not automatic in CLF Post 16.

The majority of students will continue into Y13 dependent on the entry criteria for courses as outlined below:

For A levels, all students must attain a minimum academic standard of passing all subjects with at least two D grades for successful progression in to Y13.

Supportive statements from subject teachers confirming suitability for continued study at A level. Following receipt of AS results, students who have met the entry requirements will be offered a place in Y13.

Students who do not meet the entry requirements into Y13 will be given guidance about a change of study programme and relevant courses available. They will not be allowed to re-sit the same core learning aims (i.e. subjects) as they did in Y12.


Previously coursework and controlled test assignments

Future opportunities


This course will allow you to study a Foundation course prior to a degree or numerous degrees, such as fine art, textiles, and graphic design.


Architecture; graphic design and fashion.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 April 2015

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