A Level ART

The creative industries are the fastest growing economic sector in the UK, responsible for 5.6% of jobs. It is for this reason, but also because of the unique skill set that is developed through study of the arts, that UK universities and employers are increasingly looking for pupils who have chosen to study a creative subject at A Level.

Subject Details
Exam Board AQA
Do I need to have studied the subject at GCSE?

We ask that you are able to work at a level equivalent to grade 7 GCSE or above. If you haven't studied at GCSE, then we will want to see a portfolio of the art work you have been doing in your own time to show you have the level of skill and creative interest for this A Level.

Are there specific entry requirements?

You are strongly advised to have studied GCSE Art, D&T, Photography or Textiles to grade 7 or above.

What is the assessment format?

A coursework unit of practical work; a 3000 word essay; an externally set unit of practical work; and a controlled assessment of practical work. (there are no written exams in Art).

Any particular subject combinations recommended

Art works well with Creative Digital Media Production, English, Music, Product Design or Psychology.