A Level Art and Design

Barnsley College
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Qualification
Foundation / Pre-U / A-level
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
2 years
Intakes
September
Tuition fee (local)
Information not available
Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

  • If you are predicted to achieve five GCSEs at Grade A* - C (including English and Maths) you will be guaranteed an interview.
  • There are three A Level pathways available and each has different entry requirements, these are detailed below. Some subjects also have their own additional entry requirements which you will see listed on each course page.

Excel (pathway to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics industries)

  • You will have A* - B grades in Mathematics and Science with an average GCSE score of 6.2 or above – this equates to mostly Bs with some As. You will study four A Levels in your first year (including three Science or Mathematics subjects) and three in year two (all Science or Mathematics subjects).

Evolve

  • You will have an average GCSE score of 5.5 or above – this equates to mostly Bs with some Cs at GCSE and must include at least a Grade C in English and Mathematics. You will study four A Level subjects in the first year and three A Levels in year two.

Aspire

  • You will have a minimum of five Grade Cs at GCSE including English and Mathematics. This equates to an average GCSE score of 5.0. You will study three A Level subjects in the first and second years.

How to work out your average GCSE score

  • The score for each GCSE should be added together and then divided by the total number of GCSEs to establish the overall score. Only full GCSEs should be counted and qualifications equivalent to GCSEs (such as BTECs) should not be included.

IELTS - Miniimum of 5.0

Curriculum

You will choose to specialise in either Fine Art or Graphic Design. 

  • In Fine Art candidates are required to work in one or more areas of fine art. You may explore areas including: painting and drawing, mixed media, collage and assemblage, sculpture, installation, printmaking, relief, intaglio and screen processes. 
  • In Graphic Design candidates are required to develop a portfolio of both practical and digital processes. You may explore areas including: illustration, advertising, packaging design, design for print, communication and computer graphics, multimedia, animation, web design, film and television.

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