Duration: 2 Years, Full-Time
Entry requirements: 5 GCSEs (9-4/A*-C) UCAS points up to 56 (depending on grade outcome)
In order to be successful you must have the ability to communicate your ideas and thoughts.
Our A-level students are encouraged to participate in a range of activities to support their understanding of creative arts and their future career and job roles. Students on the A-level pathways have also successfully taken part in national competitions, such as The Knitting & Stitching Show, created video content for the Department of Education and taught online to primary schools. We also think it is really important to explore the issues that impact on our students and recent teaching modules have explored knife crime, environmental issues and art, social media and its impact on mental health.
Our students progress to a wide range of different study and learning, including The University of York, Leeds Arts University, University Arts London, York St John University, Manchester Metropolitan University, as well as The Northern School of Art degree programmes. On the A-level pathway, students also have access to a range of workshops and skills talks provided by practising professionals from across the creative industries as well as higher education and degree-level lecturers - each session provides essential advice and insight into planning for a successful career as a creative professional.
MEGAN DALE What do you enjoy most about your course? I love seeing the growth and development in my writing style and how I can translate that to my other subjects too. What’s your favourite thing about The Northern School of Art? It’s so welcoming and was a great transition from school. What are your next steps? I plan to do Foundation for a year first and then to study History of Art with English at university. What's surprised you about your time here? I didn’t know how advanced the language development would be, it’s all about your childhood and the early stages of speech.