A Level Art


A Level Art        
AS Art and Design is a progression on from GCSE Art. It can be taken as a one year course resulting in an AS Level qualification or continued to a higher standard at A2 Level to gain a full.

AS A2 pic 1
AS A2 pic 2
The Course Unit 1: Coursework Portfolio

50% of AS Marks - 25% of total A Level Marks
The first unit is set on an

extended project based on a theme, set by the Art Department. The work is assessed from the initial starting point through all stages of development to a final piece of work.


Unit 2: Externally Set Assignment 50% of AS Marks - 25% of total A Level Marks

For the second unit students choose from 5 inspiring starting points and produce work in 5 hours of supervised time, the emphasis is on development and can take any form, such as drawing, painting, and ceramic work.


Why choose Art and Design at A Level?
A Level Art and Design is excellent preparation for learners wishing to progress to art collage or engage in careers involving the visual arts, including:


Architecture, set design, fashion, book illustration, painting, sculpture, graphic design, web design and multi-media design.


AS A2 pic 3
The creative industries in the UK employ 1.1 million people. By 2013, the sector is expected to employ 1.3million people, likely to be more than the financial sector.
Even if a career in Art is not pursued this course will equip students with transferable skills that will improve their employability such as; organisation, innovation, creativity, confidence and flexibility.


Caterham High School Art department has a 100% AS and A2 pass rate and provides excellent facilities. The Art team has ceramic, print, photography and paint specialists to ensure students get experience the full range of art processes and have the support and freedom to refine their skills.

The course builds on skills, knowledge and understanding gained at GCSE, we expect students to have achieved at least a C at this level. Students who choose Art at A Level are expected to show commitment and motivation, perhaps most importantly an enjoyment of the subject and its challenges.

For further details of AS and A2 Art courses visit: www.aqa.org.uk