Art

Key Stage 5 (A Level)

Students of AS and A2 Art are invited to attend a Residential Trip to Paris plus Museum and Gallery visits to support their studies. We also offer extra sessions in Life Drawing during the Autumn Term.
A level – coursework is made up of a single theme. Students are marked according to 4 assessment objectives for both coursework and examination, these are:

  • Develop their ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical.
  • Experiment with and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining their ideas as their work develops.
  • Record in visual and/or other forms ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, demonstrating an ability to reflect on work and progress.
  • Realise a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating critical understanding, realising intentions and, where appropriate, making connections between visual, oral or other elements.


A level – coursework is made up of one unit which is a personal study of the student’s choice, including a 1,500 word essay. Students are assessed for both course work and exam as they are for AS; Develop, Experiment, Record and Realise.

Final Grades are marked:

60% coursework – 40% examination

Examination Board – Edexcel