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A Level Art and Design - Exam Information

A Level

Course Content

Throughout the Lower Sixth course students will be guided and supported in learning and developing a strong and sophisticated skill set which will enable them to attack the Upper Sixth course with vigour and determination. This is a broad course following practical and critical / contextual work through a range of 2D and / or 3D processes and media associated with two or more of the titles below:

Fine Art
Graphic Communications
Textile Design
Three dimensional design

Course Structure

Component 1, Personal Investigation (60%)

Component 2, Externally Set Assignment (40%)

Reading and Resources

This list is by no means exhaustive and students will be expected to have an active interest in local, national and international art events. Students should be actively engaging with exhibitions, artists and craftspeople.  Attending university 'End of Year' shows will allow them to form strong opinions about their own art practice and future progression.

Student Art Guide

Museum of Modern Art

Tate Gallery

Exam Board:  AQA - Art, Craft and Design