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Art & Design

Subject leader and contact

Mark Yeates : Head of Art and Design


A-Level Art, Craft and Design

Eduqas - A650QS

Entry Requirements

6 in GCSE Art

Why study Art & Design?

Our lives and world are rich in complex visual imagery. Studying Art and Design will give you the knowledge and skills to read and interpret visual language from a range of contexts and cultures, both contemporary and historical. As a maker of art and design, you will be part of shaping the visual language of the future, how our world looks and feels and exploring meaning and experience. 
Many of the skills you will learn as an artist are transferable – creative decision making, self-discipline, reflection and collaboration are all extremely useful across a range of careers.

Where can it lead?

Creative industries are thriving in the UK. Studying Design degree Art and Design A-Level is a perfect platform for continuing onto foundation and specialist degree courses. Many of our former pupils have gone on to study and pursue careers in diverse fields such as fine art, illustration, animation, fashion, digital design, photography, graphics, illustration, textiles, interiors, architecture, theatre and film. 

Art & Design Extras

Planned into the course will be inductions into using our fantastic photography studio and editing suite. You will also attend life drawing classes to help you build confidence and experience in observation and recording. We will also have guest speakers and give you the opportunity to work alongside local artists from studios such as Wysing Arts. We will run trips to local and London museums and galleries as well as an oversees trip to a European city. There will also be leadership opportunities for some interested in working collaboratively on projects with younger artists from the school. 

Course Content

The Art and Design course at CamSF offers you the opportunity to explore the themes and communicate the ideas that matter to you. As well as building on your existing practical skills, you will have access to specialist teachers who will help and encourage you in experimenting with techniques and approaches to art-making that you may not have tried or considered before.

The first term of Year 12 will focus on foundation skills which cover both 2D and 3D techniques as well as contextual studies. You will then commence on building a personal portfolio across two units, the second of which will end with a 12-hour exam.