Art DesignQRThe Course

This qualification aims to develop skills in visual communication suitable for application in the creative industries. We will support you in developing your creative thinking and artistic skills through practical experimentation and exploration, technical skill development, historical and contemporary investigation and analysis, aesthetic understanding and critical judgement. We encourage a personal response throughout the course and support students with a high degree of personalised learning through a structured curriculum, bespoke tutorials and guided learning.

Visual language sits alongside the written and spoken word as fundamental in interpreting our increasingly integrated and complex world. Our aim is not only to enable you to realise the highest possible A Level attainment, but to prepare you for interview and future progression into further learning in all fields as well as the creative industries. This visual arts course will enrich, stimulate, excite and provide a unique opportunity to share your ideas, vision and passion to a wider audience. We look forward to creative conversations with you.


There are two components to the course.
Component 1 – 60% coursework
Component 2 – 40% exam

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE English language grade 5
  • GCSE grade 6 in at least one of the following: art, photography, media, textiles
  • A visual curiosity and desire to explore themes, meaning and ideas is also essential; as well as an openness to development and adaptability within your work.

Careers & Higher Education

Past students wishing to work within the creative industries have progressed into further and higher education studying in fields as diverse as marine photography, natural history illustration, journalism, graphic design, film and TV, animation, architecture, ceramics and glass, design and innovation. However, the course will add academic breadth, research, creativity, innovation and communication skills that are fundamental to success in all fields.

Further Advice & Iinformation

Mr Pascoe Head of Art and Design / Creative and Performing Arts Faculty and Mrs O’Shea.


Art Design


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Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
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