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Art and Design A Level (Pearson) at Hampton Sixth Form

Course description

Unit 1:  Coursework (Personal Approach /Portfolio Development)


This unit incorporates two linked elements, each with separate final outcomes; practical work. (Year 13 additional personal study). The investigation and development for both the practical work and personal study will be shown through supporting studies.


Unit 2:  Externally Set Assignment


The Externally Set Assignment represents the culmination of the course. The paper consists of one broad-based thematic starting point. There is planned and appropriate guidance during the preparatory period, encouraging independence in the development of student ideas, intentions and response.


(Subject to specification changes)

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE Art


Unit 1: Coursework

Unit 2: Externally Set Assignment

Future opportunities

The GCE in Art and Design qualifies for UCAS points, so if you complete it successfully, you could move on to study for a Degree or Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.


You could also go on to future relevant employment in a wide range of creative industries:


Advertising, Animation, Architecture, Art Editor, 3D design, Digital Arts, Fashion & Textiles, Film Production, Fine Art & Ceramics, Glass, Metalwork, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Jewellery, Model Making, Millinery, Photography, Product Design, Shoe Design.

Further information

Students will be able to explore a range of approaches to their studies, either as freestanding or related experiences.


Fine Art - Painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics.

Alternative Media - The production processes of artworks in a range of non-traditional media, such as mixed media, installation, site-specific work and assemblage.

Visits to museums, art galleries and exhibitions will support students’ development and work.


Contact Mr Piper, Head of Department by e-mailing


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: 14 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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