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Art and Design A Level at Vyners School

Course description

The main purpose of any course in art, craft and design is to develop your ability to appreciate the visual world, respond in a personal and creative way and perhaps even contribute for the benefit of everyone.

The skills you will develop will be varied.

Among them you will develop a working knowledge of materials, practices and technology within art.

  • You will develop the skills to interpret and convey your ideas and feelings using art, craft and design.
  • You will develop your imaginative and creative powers and your experimental, analytical and documenting skills.
  • You will also develop a specialist vocabulary and the knowledge and understanding of the place of art, craft and design in history and in contemporary society.


Entry requirements

B in GCSE Art and Design.


Component 1

Personal investigation 60% of total A Level

  • Includes a portfolio of practical work
  • Personal Study— an extended written response (12%)


Component 2

Externally Set task 40% of total A Level

  • The exam is 15 hours and will be taken at the end of the 2 year course.

Future opportunities

There are many careers in Art and Design including advertising, architecture, graphics, textiles, fashion, film and photography, industrial/ product design, etc.

The most common route to a career in Art and Design is by taking a one-year Foundation Course before specialising in a chosen field.

Vyners School Art Department has an excellent record of placing its A Level students on the best Foundation Courses in the London area.

Alternatively, applications can be made through UCAS directly to specialist degree courses in Art and Design.

The study of Art and Design can also help you to develop transferable skills to take into any career or job.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vyners School directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2016
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