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Art & Design A Level at Longfield Academy

Course description

The AQA A Level in Art & Design provides a variety of experiences that explore a range of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media, processes and techniques. Students will develop their skills using both traditional and new media. They will learn skills in fine art, graphic communication, textile design, three-dimensional design and photography.

Students explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to a range of art, craft and design, from the past and from recent times, including European and non-European examples. This is integral to the investigating and making processes. Students' responses to these examples will be shown through practical and critical activities that demonstrate their understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C at GCSE (English and mathematics grade 4). Max 2 BTECs at merit can count.

Subject specific requirements: C or metir in an art subject


Component 1: Personal Investigation (60% of A Level, internally assessed)

Component 2: Externally-set Assignment (40% of A Level, externally-assessed)

Future opportunities

Careers in Film. Photography, News, Design, Teaching,  BA in Arts Subject

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years