Studying Art at A Level will equip you with a set of transferable skills both for life and for a wide range of vocational areas. A Level Art is perfect if you want to study art, craft and design-related subjects. Many students progress on to art related courses. This course allows you to explore a range of disciplines before deciding which area you want to study at degree level.

Most of the work for this syllabus is practical or studio based, so you can develop your abilities of observation and analysis of the visual world, sensitivity, skill, personal expression and imagination. The course stimulates interest, enjoyment and personal enrichment as well as introducing artistic exploration and design thinking. This course helps you develop a range of key of important and transferable skills.

What will I study?

  • Communication skills, especially the ability to communicate concepts and feelings  
  • How to record from direct observation and personal experience
  • The ability and confidence to experiment, be innovative, intuitive and imaginative
  • The language and technical terms used in art and design
  • Research and evaluation skills
  • An appreciation of practical design problems and how to solve these

Where will this subject take me?

Students that have completed this course have progressed to university to study: Fine Art, Textile Design, Fashion Design, Graphics and Advertising, Photography, Multimedia, Architecture, Product Design, Illustration and studied at the respected UK universities such as Glasgow School of Art and Kingston University.

How do I find out more?

Contact us now, and our experienced members of staff will be happy to talk you through your options and find the best A Level options for you.

A Level key facts

Minimum age: 15.5+
Course length: 3, 5, 5.5 or 6 terms
(3-term available in Brighton only)
(5.5-term available in Brighton and Cambridge)
Start dates: September – all centres
October - Brighton and Cambridge
January – Brighton and Cambridge
April – Brighton only
See term dates
Average class size: 8 students
Locations: Brighton, Cambridge, London (subjects vary by location)
English language entry requirements: IELTS 5.5
(IELTS 6.0 for 3-term A Level)
Academic entry requirements:  4 GCSE passes at grade C or above in relevant subjects, or equivalent evidence of a good secondary or high school education
Tuition fees per term: Brighton: £9,020
Cambridge: £9,020
London: £9,020



GCSEs are taken as a course of study before taking A levels or a Foundation pathway. Our GCSE Pathway programme offers students from the age of 14 years an early opportunity to establish the language, learning and cultural skills they need to succeed in the highly competitive world of higher education.

A Levels

Bellerbys Cambridge students in a Foundation Media class at the College

A Levels are British qualifications, accepted by all universities in the UK and recognised in the USA and Australia. Students who are with us for five or six terms will typically study up to four A Levels. This gives you a world of choice. Students typically study three or four subjects with exams at the end of two years.


Bellerbys London Star Student Mark Lee

A one-year course for international students that builds specialist subject knowledge and language and study skills. It is more focussed than A Levels making it good preparation for university. It is recognised for entry onto a range of degree programmes at more than 70 universities in the UK.