A Level Art and Design

The creative industries are the fastest growing area of the economy and are vital to economic success. Studying art, craft and design creates a pathway to a career in a creative industries-related field.

At Dean Maguirc College A Level Art and Design is delivered through the exam board of CEA. We are very proud of the fact that we have had a number of pupils who have progressed on to Art and Design related Degree courses.

The GCE Art and Design specification is available at two levels: AS and A2. Students can take the AS course as a final qualification. Students who wish to obtain a full A level qualification must also complete the A2 course. The AS units make up 40% of the full A level qualification, and the A2 units make up 60%.

Students may follow a broad pathway through Art, Craft and Design – Combined Studies, or choose from one of three specialisms:

  • Photography and Lens-Based Media;
  • Three-Dimensional Design; or

The course has four units: two at AS level and two at A2:

 AS 1: Experimental Portfolio

AS 2: Personal Response

A2 1: Personal and Critical Investigation (including a 1000-3000 word written investigation)

 A2 2: Thematic Outcome


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