When applying for A Levels there is no need for you to enter all of your preferred subject choices. You will have an opportunity to discuss your subject choice during interview.

Is this course right for me?

Are you looking for a career in art and design? Would you like to develop your knowledge and skills with a variety of techniques and materials?

This course has been designed for a wide range of students who want an advanced level Art and Design course. It prepares you for Higher Education and employment, as well as developing your creative practice. The course is both rewarding and challenging, encompassing a wide variety of topics, detailed below.

The course can be taken as part of a full-time programme of study in conjunction with other AS subjects, or possibly with other Level 3 qualifications. 

Entry requirements:

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English or Welsh (1st language)
  • Attendance at an interview
  • Entry onto the full A Level is based on your performance at AS Level
  • Consideration will be given to mature students without recognised qualifications

Delivery:

This course is delivered as follows:

  • Group work
  • Classroom based learning
  • Tutorial support
  • Educational visits
  • MOODLE (virtual learning environment)

Assessment:

In the first year, to achieve the AS level, you will complete a single coursework unit equating to 40% of the full A Level. This is assessed via a blend of interim assessment and feedback, with final external moderation taking place at the end of the AS year.

In the second year, to achieve the full A Level, you will also complete a 'Personal Investigation' plus 'Externally Set Assignment' which together will equate to 60% of the full A Level.

Progression:

Whether you study the full A Level or just the AS Level, the course adds to your qualifications and helps you to progress. You will gain UCAS points and be able to apply for a range of Higher Education courses at many institutions.

If you choose to continue your studies in this subject, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai offers a Diploma in Foundation Studies: Art and Design, as a bridge to Higher Education both internally and externally.

The Grŵp also offers the following degree courses:

  • Foundation Degree (FdA) Art and Design 
  • Foundation Degree (FdA) Photography 
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art 

Your career options would include working independently either as a designer or as an artist or craftsperson as well as the opportunity to enter employment in the creative industries for example in fashion, advertising, web design, publishing, illustration, animation or product design.

Other possible career opportunities include education, gallery/museum work, theatre - set design/costumes/make up etc., archive work/restoration, architecture, photojournalism and marketing amongst others.