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A Level Art and Design Portfolio - Accessing Higher Grades

A Level Art and Design Portfolio (Online) - 15 to 18 Year Olds

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Sam Evans


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.

Tutor Description

Samantha is a mixed media contemporary artist and designer with a MA in Design and a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. She is currently a secondary school teacher of Art and Design / Photography, teaching KS3, KS4, and KS5. She has been a moderator for the examining board AQA for the past nine years.

Alongside teaching she runs her own business, ArtiSam, which offers a range of classes from life drawing for adults, to group art classes exploring a variety of techniques for aspiring artists. Her own work often explores and challenges conceptual ideas and current affairs through a range of different media, often resulting in installation and sculptural pieces of art.

She is passionate about exploring creative media fully and being experimental with texture.


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

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