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Art and Design A-Level at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy

Course description

You will develop a deeper understanding of the techniques learnt in your AS level course. You will continue to experience the subject through the specialised route of Art, Craft and Design. Additionally you will support your studies with linked, written assignment and develop a further 2 units on top of the units completed at AS level.

Course content


A2 Unit 3:  Art and Design Coursework (A2 year)

A2 Unit 4: Art and Design Externally Assessed Assignment (A2 year) 

Entry requirements

A grade ‘D’ at AS level in this subject is required to progress from the AS-Level to the A-Level.



Summative assessment will be through:

·         The production of coursework and written assignment during the second year (worth 30% of A2).

·         An external assignment and controlled 12-hour exam from Edexcel during the second year (worth 20% of A2).

·         50 % of A Level marks are obtained from the AS Level.


Future opportunities

Completion of this course will provide access to Art and Design related courses at Higher Education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy is situated within a large green site with playing fields at the front and back of the main buildings.  Unlike many new schools, classrooms at HWGA are spacious, and most teachers have their own rooms and are accessible to support students.  Much refurbishment has taken place over the last two years.  Recent changes have included a refurbished library, refurbished and extended Sixth Form Learning Area, five brand new Science laboratories with refurbishment of the supporting preparatory rooms, a refurbished MFL department and refurbished Health and Social Care rooms.  In addition, the school is equipped with a modern  IT network including a cutting edge wireless cloud network throughout the school.  All Sixth Form students are supplied with their own laptops for study within the academy and at home.  The school has two dedicated Performing Art Suites, a Dance Studio and a large hall with high quality lighting rigs, and mechanised seating that provides a flexible performance venue.