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Maximising Progress in A Level Art and Design

Explore practical approaches to maximise progress, enabling you to engage, motivate and stretch every member of your class.

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This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

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Suitable for: This course will benefit new and experienced teachers of A and AS level art and design alike with support for course leaders and heads of art

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary
  • Further Education

Course Reference: 8297WW

This course looks at the implications and opportunities presented by the revised 2015 specifications including how to use and apply appropriately ambitious and proven methods to achieve the full potential of your students. Introducing strategies to maximise progress within the remit of the revised specification, this course will provide opportunities to develop differentiated techniques and successful approaches to teaching and learning in drawing, critical and contextual studies and the written aspects of A level art and design.

  • Develop an exciting and engaging curriculum based on the key expectations in the reformed A and AS level art and design specifications
  • Explore proven techniques to adapt existing schemes of work to address key issues and challenges to securing high attainment
  • Develop confidence in teaching the critical, contextual and written aspects of A level art and design
  • Learn techniques for developing your teaching of drawing in the A level art curriculum
  • Learn tools for assessment and ensuring your course meets the needs of all students


Planning and structuring the curriculum — Key features of the reformed A levels
  • Introduction to the 2015 A level reforms and opportunities
  • Planning for the new structure and approaches to teaching
  • Effective curriculum content, resourcing, lesson and scheme of work planning
Developing techniques to support drawing at A level
  • Learn techniques for developing your teaching of drawing in the A level art and design curriculum
  • Strategies for using sketchbooks as a tool for achievement
  • Identify strategies and ideas for addressing the key focus on drawing in the reformed A level
Supporting the personal study, critical writing and personalised learning
  • Understand and preparing students for the rigours and demands of the personal study
  • Supporting the personal study with tools for critical analysis
  • Strategies to support independence and personalised learning
Tools for effective evaluation, assessment and planning
  • Strategies for evaluation
  • Differentiation, assessment and tailoring courses to student potential
  • A two-way process —assessment to inform planning, leadership and vision
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