GCSE qualifications for A-levels?

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I'm interested in doing Art and History A-levels, although I have no GCSEs in either. I have a flare for Art and have always enjoyed History. I heard that without an Art qualification you would have to submit a portfolio, what kinds of pieces would need to be included? And has anyone not had the qualifications but was able to study at A-level? Any feedback appreciated :) **

Posted Fri 13th April, 2012 @ 16:41 by Elysia Northall

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You don't need a GCSE in History to do it as an A Level in college. But depends on the college i suppose. But most of the time, to even get into a course you will need at least 5 GCSES from A-C grade, depending on what Level you study at. With the creative side of things, it depends of what kind of art your interested in. I think it's always handy to have a portfolio with you. Say if you were doing fine art, then you may need to show the college a series of portraits, good pencil technique etc. Good Luck, Art is one of my favourite subjects. :)

Answered Mon 16th April, 2012 @ 15:48 by Tiffany
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history you wont need a gcse i dont think, you dont for geography and theyre coupled.

as for the art, it depends on what you want the A Level in, like fine art, history of art, graphic design, etc.

then just find out what topics youll be covering in the course and do like a little taster of them to show the college that youll already know about each topic and that youll be able to handle it :)

Answered Fri 13th April, 2012 @ 17:09 by Rayanne :)
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thankyou! pretty new to this, posted it in the wrong subject-.- but yeah that sounds like a good idea, thankyou x

Answered Sat 14th April, 2012 @ 10:28 by Elysia Northall