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A Level Art and Design Portfolio for 15 to 18 Year Olds Online Short Course

Course description

This online course for 15 to 18 year olds offers support and guidance through working with a subject specialist to create a comprehensive portfolio exploring each of the A level Assessment Objectives in order to access the higher assessment criteria.

Access specialist expertise on how to approach a new brief, respond to a starting theme/stimuli, or explore personal themes for a project. The course covers all aspects of a coherent project with a range of exemplar work for visual aids, from research ideas and support, ideas and development, right through to the final realisation.

Alongside the practical aspect of the sessions, there will be support for critical analysis of personal work and the work of others that will help develop both written and verbal communicational skills when describing artwork and ideas.

Who should attend

Anyone aged 15 to 18 who is interested in art and design.

All our online short courses include:

  • Live online lessons
  • Clear, explanations and easy to understand lessons.
  • Live demonstrations, you can see exactly how things should be done
  • Live interaction with your classmates from around the world, our students come from far and wide
  • Ask questions of your tutor, using your microphone and camera, or if you're not feeling brave, in the chat box
  • Receive feedback on your work

How to book:

  • Click add to basket
  • If you are an adult booking a place for a child or teenager, you will need two email addresses one for your booking confirmation email and one for the student. *
  • Select the option to book for someone else
  • Add the bookers details under Your details
  • And the students details under Delegate 1

* In the case that your child does not have an email address, please create their account with an alternative email address.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.

Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Available dates


Topics covered

  • Developing a research methodology to inform your work
  • Idea creation
  • Introduction to alternative techniques
  • Self-evaluation
  • Time management within your course
  • Effective presentation
  • Analysis of the A Level grade criteria


In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please have the following materials/equipment for the first class:


  • Cartridge paper
  • Acrylic paints
  • Water colour paint
  • Brushes
  • Pencils
  • Fine liners/biros
  • Pastels
  • Coloured pencils

The tech requirements:

  • A computer (PC or Mac) with an up-to-date operating system
  • Webcam and microphone
  • An up-to-date version of Chrome browser installed on your computer
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