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Art and Design - A Level at Hartismere School

Course description

Students will produce practical and critical or contextual work in one or more areas of study, for example, drawing, painting, mixed-media, sculpture, ceramics, installation, printmaking, moving image (video, film, animation) and photography.  

We expect you to have an interest in art, craft, design, animation and photography. You will be hard working, self motivated and able to think independently. You will produce coursework that is continually assessed and you will also complete an externally set assignment producing a final outcome under exam conditions.

We mark your work regularly and give you lots of verbal and written feedback and guidance on how to meet the 4 assessment objectives. Assessment objectives (AOs) are set by Ofqual and are the same across all AS and A-level Art and Design specifications and all exam boards.  We will follow the AQA specification. 


Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE Art and Design and/or an art portfolio of an appropriate standard, showing a range of work and skills appropriate to the course.


An AS will normally take one year. Successful students will then progress onto the second year to continue to the A-level. Component 1 begins in September and runs through to the end of January. Component 2 will then begin in February and run through to May. Exams usually take place in May. Work is moderated by the exam board (AQA) in June. Results are published in August in line will all other subjects. Both the AS & A-level have 2 components. 

Future opportunities

Careers in Art, Design and Architecture. With more than 100 colleges and universities offering over 70 art-related courses, the choice is yours.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 September 2015
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