Art & Design A Level

Brief details:

The art & design specification provides candidates with the opportunities to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures in practical, critical and contextual form.

Preferred entry requirements:

Grade 5 or above at GCSE art

Units studied:

  • Unit 1: Personal investigation
  • Unit 2: Externally set assignment (preparatory period plus 15 hours of exam time)

 Exam Board: AQA

Course assessment details:

This course is assessed through practical examinations (40%) and controlled assignments (60%)       

Progression and career opportunities:

An A-level in art & design will prepare students to study and work in the following areas: graphic design, photography, fine art, three dimensional design and crafts, fashion and textiles.