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What will I study in A Level Art?

Students develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding.  They explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops. They record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress. Students also present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections between visual and other elements.

Component 1

Students develop work based on an idea, issue, concept or theme leading to a finished outcome or a series of related outcomes.  Practical elements should make connections with some aspect of contemporary or past practise of (artist(s), designer(s), photographers or craftspeople and include written work of no less than 1000 and no more than 3000 words which supports the practical work.

Component 2

Students respond to stimulus, provided by AQA, to produce work which provides evidence of their ability to work independently within specified time constraints, developing a personal and meaningful response which addresses all of the assessment objectives and leads to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes.

Where does A Level Art lead?

A Level art as a qualification can be used to lead onto the following careers: graphic design, architect, computer illustration, advertising, fashion, teaching, website design, motion pictures, museum management, theatre set design, costume designer, fine artist and interior designer. Indeed, these are only a few of the art related careers A level art can be used for.

However many of our students who have studied art have used their A Level as a gateway to studying other degrees such as dentistry, law, architecture, business and finance, art and education and geography.