The A Level pathway is designed for students who are not ready to specialise in one art and design subject or who would prefer to keep their options open. The A Level pathway will allow students to enjoy the best art and design courses in the North East, as well as gaining academic qualifications that will provide an additional layer in their creative career prospects.

The A Level courses we offer are (please click the link to see course synopsis):

A-Level Graphic Communication

A-Level Fine Art

A-Level History of Art

A-Level Photography

A-Level English Language

A-Level Psychology

A-Level Sociology

A-Level Textiles with Fashion

Typically students study four A-Levels.

Duration: Two years
Entry requirements: To study four A Levels on the A Level pathway, students will need five GCSEs at A*-B including Maths and English at minimum C grade plus a portfolio of artwork
and evidence of written work.

Final grades for each A Level will give the
following UCAS point scores of:
A* 56 A 48
B 40 C 32

Additional Study
You may also be able to study Extended Project alongside your A-Level studies (dependent on your timetable).
Successful completion of A-Levels will give you the qualifications and skills required to progress on to a range of degree courses or to go directly into industry. Careers include:
  • Teacher
  • Psychologist
  • Art Gallery Manager
  • Fine Art Auctioneer
  • Painter
  • Illustrator
  • Photographer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Textile Artist
  • Games Designer
  • Curator