Art and Design A Level


This course encourages students to develop:

  • Intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers
  • Investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills, aesthetic understanding and judgement
  • An understanding of the relationships between art and artists and an awareness of the contexts in which they operate
  • Knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design in contemporary societies, and in other times and cultures.

Assessment Criteria

Students will be assessed to these criteria.

Looking Further Ahead

Art can open the door to careers in Graphic Design and Communication, Advertising, Furniture Design, Jewellery Making, Photography, Architecture, Interior Design, Textile Design, Fashion Design, Surface Pattern Design, Web and Game Design and many more.

From last year's Art A level group, 4 of the 5 candidates achieved grades A*-A. Alice went to study Textile Design at Leeds, and Lauren has gone on to do an Art Foundation course at Ravensbourne College.

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