A Level Art, Craft & Design

Key Information

Exam Board: AQA

Graded: A* – E

Max UCAS Tariff Points: 56

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What will I be studying?

You can choose to focus on a specialist area of study from a variety of exciting processes and media to suit your individual interests and abilities.

What skills will I be learning?

Art, craft and design gives you the skills and knowledge to create personal and imaginative work. A-level Art is a practical course in which you learn by doing, so you will be able to create imaginative personal work. You will find out about a whole range of media, techniques and processes. You will develop your creativity and independent thought, learn to express yourself visually and let your imagination flourish. Art, craft and design is a great companion to all other subjects as creativity, imagination and problem solving skills can give you great ideas for your other subjects.

How will I be assessed?

At A-level for component 1 you will develop work for a personal investigation into an idea, issue, concept or theme supported by written material. This will count for 60% of your total A-level marks. In component 2 you will produce personal work in response to one of eight starting points which will count for 40% of your total A-level marks.

Where might this lead me?

This can result in degree opportunities and careers ranging from painting portraits to producing exotic fashion costumes or designing futuristic architecture. If you have an adventurous, creative and enquiring mind and are excited by shaping and determining the visual world around us, there is a career opportunity waiting for you.