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Art A Level at St Anselm's College

Course description

Students who choose the Art & Design A-Level Course will discover that the course is flexible and will allow students to follow the interests and skills that you have developed at GSCE. You will be introduced to new ways of working and thinking and the opportunity to explore different media and techniques. The Art, craft and design title 7201 is a broad-based course exploring practical and critical/contextual work through a range of 2D and/or 3D processes and media.

Entry requirements

In order to cope with the demands of the A Level course it is recommended that students have obtained grade A*- B at GCSE Level. Students must be creative, enthusiastic and hardworking. Students must be able to work independently as they will need to commit a considerable amount of time beyond timetabled lessons to developing their coursework and visiting galleries to enrich their subject knowledge.


There are two components both of which are marked by your art teachers and moderated by AQA in May of Year 13. Students must demonstrate a response to all four of the assessment objectives in both components. The first component is a practical investigation supported by written material. This requires students to conduct a personal investigation into an idea, issue, concept or theme. The second component in an externally set assignment issued early in February of Year 13. This assignment consists of a choice of eight questions from which you select one. Following the preparatory period, students must complete 15 hours of unaided, supervised time.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Anselm's College directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years