Art & Craft Design

Exam Board: AQA


Course Content:

This is a broad-based course exploring practical and critical/contextual work through a range of 2D and/or 3D processes and media associated with two or more of the other art and design disciplines.


Component 1:

This personal investigation consists of coursework and is worth 60% of the marks. Initially you will investigate a range of techniques, materials and approaches exploring different methods of recording, engaging with different inspirations and disciplines. You will develop work based on an idea, issue, concept or a series of related outcomes.  It must be supported by written work of between 1,000 and 3,000 words.


Component 2: Externally Set Work Feb-May

This is an assignment that we set, worth 40% of the A-level; In February you will be issued with a question paper with eight questions to be used as starting points; Students will have the opportunity to choose one. You have 15 hours of supervised time and can do preparatory work in between these sessions.


Career Opportunities:

Graduates tend to go onto either foundation courses at further education or direct entry to university.  It is considered valuable to a wide range of careers from Architecture through to Web Design.


Entry Requirements:

Minimum grade B preferred – but more importantly a genuine interest in the creative subjects and willingness to improve is essential.