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Art and Design A level at Wood Green School

Course description

At AS, students study a range of techniques through workshop sessions using a variety of media. This includes painting and drawing sculpture, printmaking, photography, digital imaging and ICT. They also study the work of other artists and designers and develop and complete a coursework portfolio based on their chosen option and a theme. This includes planning sheets and sketchbook work. Students also study and analyse the work, techniques and processes of other artists.

At A2, students complete a personal investigation based on a personal starting point, this includes planning sheets, sketchbooks, a portfolio of work and final pieces. They also complete related in-depth work placing their work within an historical and/or contemporary context. T

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in GCSE Art


AS – one component: 100% Coursework. A Level - two components: 60% Coursework (Personal Investigation) and 40% Externally Set Task.

Future opportunities

Many students go on to Foundation courses and degrees in Art and Design. All students will have a portfolio of work to show to potential employers or higher education establishments. The range of opportunities is vast, covering areas such as textile design, fashion, graphics, interior design, architecture, sculpture and fine art.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

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    • Our Sixth Form is a thriving, vibrant and active community of some 200 students, which continues to attract applicants from many other schools. There is a friendly, welcoming and inclusive atmosphere in which students feel at home.  We offer an extensive choice of over 30 subjects at AS and A2, including new vocational courses from September 2014.


      We are part of a consortium, our partner school being The Henry Box School in Witney.


      We have a taxi service, ferrying students between the two venues, at no cost to students.


      NB, there are two subjects that are jointly taught, ie students take lessons at both venues,  Maths and Further Maths;  you will see this on our options grid.