Art Unendorsed


Linear A Level: Art & Design


With pathway routes to:


  • Art, Craft & Design
  • Photography
  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Communication
  • Textile Design
  • Three Dimensional Design


Examination Board: EDUQAS     



Who should take the course?


Before opting for A Level Art & Design, students should have met the entrance criteria of Grade 6 at GCSE Art, one of its related subjects, or be able to provide a high quality portfolio to evidence your skills.


What will I learn?


In Year 12, students will complete a foundation year exploring a wide range of materials and media in depth reflecting each of the pathway titles.

Students will be able to experiment in a wide variety of disciplines and have the opportunity to communicate ideas reflecting a personal approach and concept. In Year 13, students will select a pathway specialising in one of the titles listed above and complete a portfolio reflecting the assessment criteria.


How is it assessed?


All students are required to:

  • Record observations, experiences, ideas, information and insights appropriate to intentions
  • Analyse and critically evaluate art and design practices demonstrating an understanding of purposes, meanings and contexts
  • Use Art and Design practise to develop ideas through sustained investigations and exploration, selecting and using materials, processes and resources, identifying and interpreting relationships and analysing methods and outcomes
  • Identify issues relevant to Art and Design
  • Use a variety of materials and techniques appropriately
  • Illustrate the value of a cross-disciplinary approach
  • Write clearly in an analytical and critical manner60% of the final mark is given to coursework and 40% is for the externally set assignment set by EDUQAS


60% of the final mark is given to coursework and 40% is for the externally set assignment set by EDUQAS



Where will it take me?


On completion of your Art course, you might progress to further or higher education. These may include:

  • A extended diploma in art foundation course
  • A creative degree course of your choice at University
  • An arts apprentice
  • Or the qualification may accompany other career paths but demonstrating your approach to creative problem solving.


There are many careers in with in the creative industry. Most of these do require further study at an art school, further education college or university. If you are unsure about whether to make a career of the subject, the best thing to do is to speak to your teacher who will know about the courses on offer in your area or elsewhere.