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Art & Design - A Level at Dinnington High School

Course description

Are you creative? Are you looking for personal development? Does your career plan include visual awareness? Level 3 Art and Design is an opportunity to follow a personal interest working to your strengths. It will challenge you to seek new experiences and opportunities to learn. Art is an opportunity to use different skills and to think in a different way.

Art is a chance to enjoy your learning and development.

Disciplines you can choose:

• Art & Design

• Photography

• 3 Dimensional

• Textiles

Course content

Year One

You are encouraged to develop your interest of and enjoyment in the study of art and design, fostering its value in lifelong learning. You will develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures and work from your own strengths and interests within the remit of the specification.

This is the 1st year of the 2 year A level course. There is a 10 hour exam following the externally set assignment . You will benefit by being entered for it as it’s a gauge on how you are succeeding and a practice for the main A-level situation.

Year Two

You are required to build upon the knowledge, understanding and skills gained in year 1 with greater depth of study: You will be expected to develop a personal investigation which includes written material of 1000/3000 words. You will have a lengthy preparation time in which to develop a project selected from an examination paper. This is followed by a 15 hour exam in which you produce an artwork addressing all four assessment objectives. All work for this unit will be marked as a whole.

Entry requirements

4/5 GCSE’s at A-C and a GCSE Grade C (or equivalent) in Art or a suitable portfolio of own work.


Coursework 60%. Externally set assignment 40%.

Future opportunities

Art is a discipline nationally recognised that gives access to all areas. Studying art would allow you to progress to a creative career/degree in fine art, fashion, design, architecture etc.

You have in-class support of an Art technician.

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: 04 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Miss N McNulty
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01909 550066
    • Email address:


  • More information
    • We are located by the side of a local college and on a major bus route, from Worksop and Rotherham.  Buses also run regularly from Sheffield.