A-Level Art

A Level Art


Ms A Bibby




AQA Art & Design


Grade 5 in GCSE Art
Students wishing to follow this course without having followed a GCSE in Art will be required to submit a portfolio of work and be interviewed by Ms Bibby and Mrs Amey. Summer holiday work is required for September starters.

Why choose A Level Art?

The aim of this course is to encourage students to develop:
• Intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive capabilities.
• Investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills, aesthetic understanding and critical judgement.
• Independence of mind in developing, refining and communicating their own ideas, their own intentions and their own personal outcomes.
• An interest in, enthusiasm for and enjoyment of art, craft and design.
• The experience of working with a broad range of media.
• An understanding of the interrelationships between art, craft and design processes and an awareness of the contexts in which they operate.
• Knowledge and experience of real-world contexts and, where appropriate, links to the creative industries.

• Knowledge and understanding of art, craft, design and media and technologies in contemporary and past societies and cultures.
• An awareness of different roles, functions, audiences and
consumers of art, craft and design. Being creative is the next big thing. Every good company realises that creativity and good design are important factors in generating new business. So your creativity isn’t just a way of satisfying your artistic desire, it can open a door to exciting career opportunities as well.

How you will be assessed in A Level Art:


Component 1:
Personal investigation
• No time limit.
• 96 marks.
• 60% of A-level Non-exam assessment (NEA) set and marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre. Visits will normally take place in June.


Component 2:
• Preparatory period + 15 hours supervised time.
• 96 marks.
• 40% of A-level Non-exam assessment (NEA) set by AQA, marked by the centre and moderated by AQA during a visit to the centre. Visits will normally take place in June.There are four assessment objectives which need to be met; these are broadly in line with the assessment criteria from GCSE.

Additional Information

For further information, talk to Ms Bibby, Mrs Amey or any of the post 16 Art students. There is a Studio Charge of £35.00 each year to contribute towards the cost of materials but this may not cover the cost of all materials.

21 April, 2021


Updated 30/03/2021


URGENT Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter holiday

Dear Parent/Carer


Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter period

The latest Government advice is as follows:  where a student or staff member tests positive for coronavirus having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should NOT be contacted.  Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.

If a student tests positive up to and including Wednesday, 7th April you must contact the school’s emergency number

07857 113728

Please provide the following information:

Name and year group of the student who has tested positive

Date of positive test

Date symptoms developed

Date student was last in school

Names of friends/contacts during school break and lunchtimes

The school will identify and contact families of close contacts during any lessons and tutor periods, and also families of any known social contacts provided by you.

Please leave your own contact details, including email and telephone number.

You do not need to contact the school if a member of your household tests positive, but you should follow the advice of NHS Test and Trace in terms of isolation required within your household.

I would like to thank the entire school community for your support and co-operation during this unusual and difficult half-term.

With best wishes for a restful half-term break,

Sally Wilson


21 April, 2021


Updated 20/07/2020


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Sally Wilson