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Art & Design AS & A Level at Archbishop Tenison's School

Course description

Art involves exploring ideas, as well as developing skills in the use of materials.  You will develop your understanding of the world through questioning and increase your skill in visual expression.  This is an engaging course that develops research skills, creative problem solving, visual and creative thinking in addition to the skills in executing high quality art work.

Course content

Art consists of two units, unit one is coursework and unit two is the externally set assignment. Each unit counts as 50% of the overall grade. Unit one is delivered as two thematic projects, previous themes have included science and nature and passions and obsessions.

Entry requirements

In addition to the Minimum Entry Requirements you will need a GCSE grade B in Art


All work is assessed under four objectives which are Develop, Explore, Record and Present. The aim of the course is to develop students’ ability to work through the creative process.

Future opportunities

These courses allow students to access a wide range of creative pathways, either by creating a portfolio to apply for art foundation courses, or to apply for creative degree courses. Students have gone on to study fine art, fashion and architecture. The courses are highly valued by administrators of creative courses

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Archbishop Tenison's School directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2016
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