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Edexcel ART and Design A.S./ A2

What is the course about?


AS Level Art consists of one unit of coursework and a final exam. A2 consists of one unit of course work which incorporates two linked elements- practical work and a written personal study. There is also an externally set exam assignment.  Students follow a Fine Art course which is based on personal responses to the visual world.

They are expected to be able to analyse critically and evaluate sources, such as works of art, showing understanding of purposes, meanings and context.

This work will develop through sustained investigations and exploration, to a final piece of work in either two or three dimensions, in the unit and final exam.  All students are expected to keep work journals in all areas of the course. We make regular visits to art galleries and give students experiences of working with artists.


This course will appeal to you if you like an active, practical and creative subject, which allows you to develop your talents through personal investigations. If you are curious about the visual world and can show a willingness to explore new ideas, then this is a good subject to take.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be through AS/A2 assessment objectives which will be the same and are equally weighted. All the work is marked in school and moderated by the exam board at the final exhibition of each year’s work.


How will this course help me in the future?

This course will enable you to develop a range of transferable skills, which will mean you have access to a wide range of career and higher education opportunities. After completing the GCE in Art and Design you will have an impressive portfolio of work that will enable you to either enter the world of work, or study for a BTEC Diploma in Foundation studies, or a BTEC Higher Diploma. You might go on to do a degree in areas such as Interactive  Media, Film & Television, Theatre or Costume design, Furniture, Ceramics, Jewelry, Textiles, Photography,  Graphic Design  as well as Fine Art.



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