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Art A Level at Teesdale School

Course description

Course Content

AO1 - Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding

AO2 - Experiment with and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining ideas as the work develops

AO3 - Record in visual and/or other forms ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, demonstrating an ability to reflect on work and progress

AO4 - Present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating critical understanding, realising intentions and where appropriate, making connections between visual, oral or other elements


  • Practical work based on the theme of the Microscopic World. Students generate ideas and research from primary and contextual sources, record their findings, experiment with media and processes and develop and refine their ideas towards producing outcome.
  • Students will produce a sketchbook of supporting studies and a range of outcomes to cover the 4 assessment objectives.
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park Trip.
  • London Gallery Trip.


  • Practical work and Personal study.
  • Practical work will consist of a body of work from a student-selected or negotiated focus.
  • Personal study must form a presentation that sustains a critical and analytical review to include a bibliography and list of references.
  • Sketchbook of supporting studies to support both elements.
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park Trip.
  • London Gallery Trip.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 March 2015

Key information

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