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Art & Design

Course Information

Title: Art, Craft & Design

Type: A Level

Entry Requirements: Standard entry requirements plus a minimum of a grade 5 in GCSE Art.

Course Length: 2 Years

Guide to A-Level Art

Curriculum Outline: Key Stage 5


This is a broad-based course exploring practical, critical and contextual work through a range of 2D and/or 3D processes and media. Art, craft and design gives you the skills and knowledge to create personal and imaginative work. You can choose to focus on a specialist area of study from a variety of exciting processes and media to suit your individual interests and abilities. This can result in degree opportunities and careers ranging from painting portraits to producing exotic fashion costumes or designing futuristic architecture.

If you have an adventurous, creative and enquiring mind and are excited by shaping and determining the visual world around us, there is a career opportunity waiting for you.


At A level for component 1 you will develop work for a personal investigation into an idea, issue, concept or theme supported by written material. This will count for 60% of your total A level marks. In component 2 you will produce personal work in response to one of eight exciting starting points which will count for 40% of your total A level marks.

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"Studying Art at A Level gave me the chance to explore and investigate so many different sides to the subject - I was able to find my own style and the staff helped me so much!"

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