Edexcel A level Art and Design (2008)

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Students of our Edexcel A level in Art and Design will have the opportunity to work with a broad range of media, including new and traditional technologies, and develop their understanding of the interrelationships between art, craft and design processes and the context in which they operate.

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Edexcel A level Art and Design specification
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Qualification type:
AS and A level
Art and Design
Specification codes:
Critical and Contextual Studies (8CC01, 9CC01)
Fine Art (8FA01, 9FA01)
Graphic Communication (8GC01, 9GC01)
Photography (8PY01, 9PY01)
Textile Design (8TE01, 9TE01)
Three-dimensional Design (8TD01, 9TD01)
UK and international
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Our Edexcel A level Art and Design specification encourages personal, creative and imaginative approaches to art and design. Its four-unit structure maximises choice and flexibility, allowing students to follow a broad, open course or to specialise in one or more endorsements.

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Our Edexcel A level in Art and Design has been designed to ensure that students not only develop practical artistic skills and abilities, but also study art and design and its various contexts. So, in addition to making artefacts, you’ll be encouraged to reflect on your own work and on the work of others, and will develop your aesthetic understanding and critical judgement.

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