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How is the course assessed?

A level Art and Design is a 2 year course with AQA (exam board). The course is assessed from 4 assessment objectives marked out of 96 overall. The course comprises of 60% coursework and 40% externally set assignment. 

What is the average class size?

The average class size is up to 10 students which allows teachers to provide one on one support and feedback in lessons. 

Are the teachers specialists in the subject area?

 All teachers are specialists in Art and Design and have extensive experience of running the AQA A Level course. 

How successful have previous students been in this subject?

All students have continued further education with most in the Art and Design field. Past students have gone on to study a wide range of subjects at university such as architecture, product design, fashion design, games design, graphic design, fine art and contemporary crafts.

What other subjects compliment this course?

History, Politics, English Literature, Product Design 

If you want to study architecture at university you will need Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Art. 

Art is also a great asset for students wanting to study dentistry or medicine as it builds dexterity and demonstrates problem solving skills. See this recent article for the BBC for more information on this :  

Will studying this subject allow me to go to university?

Yes, whether this is in an Art and Design field or a wide range of other subject areas. Lots of future job opportunities will be looking for the analytical skills, problem solving and creativity developed by studying art. 

What careers can the subject lead to?

Art & Design opens the door to a wide range of exciting careers such as: Set design, fashion design, product design, graphic design, games design, architecture, design engineering, make up artistry, interior design, cosmetic dentistry, photography and many more.