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Joseph Leckie Academy

  • Leadership, Empathy, Community, Kindness, Integrity & Environment


Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 A*-C grades / grade 5 (new grading structure) at GCSE or equivalent with English and maths.  Grade B or equivalent in your chosen study subject is preferred.

Course Description

There is synoptic assessment in both components of the A-level that provide stretch and challenge opportunities for students as follows:

In Component 1, students develop work based on an idea, issue, concept or theme leading to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes. Practical elements should make connections with some aspect of contemporary or past practice of artist(s), designer(s), photographers or craftspeople and include written work of no less than 1000 and no more than 3000 words which supports the practical work.

In Component 2, students respond to a stimulus, provided by AQA, to produce work which provides evidence of their ability to work independently within specified time constraints, developing a personal and meaningful response which addresses all the assessment objectives and leads to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes.


The A level units will be assessed in May of Y13. Assessment of coursework is worth 60% of the final grade and the examination is worth 40% of the total marks.

Career Opportunities

  • Media
  • Theatre Work
  • Design
  • Journalism
  • Consultancy
  • Teaching
  • Marketing
  • Publishing
  • Directing/Film Making
  • Design
  • Photography
  • Architect
  • Advertising
  • Interior Designer

Course Details

For more information please see Miss C Nyirenda (01922) 721071 ext. 327.