Art and Design (2200)

This is our previous specification.
For our new specifications see:

AS and A-level Art and Design (7201-7206, 7241-7246)

A-level Art and Design provides students with opportunities to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms.

This four-unit specification, two at AS level and two at A2, requires students to develop their ability to show a range of skills. These include:

  • independence of mind in developing their own ideas
  • an interest and enthusiasm for art and design
  • the experience of working with a range of media, including traditional and new media and technologies
  • an awareness of different roles, functions, audiences and consumers of art and design practice.

We offer six endorsements for this qualification: Art, Craft and Design; Fine Art; Graphic Communication; Textile Design; Three-Dimensional Design; Photography (lens and light based media).

There are two externally set tasks which account for 50 per cent of the qualification. The tasks are set by AQA, marked by the school or college and moderated by AQA.

This course is particularly suitable for students who wish to study Art and Design or related subjects at a higher level or who wish to pursue a career in the Arts.

Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


The exams are now only in June due to Changes to A-levels.

Codes and references

Qualification type AS and A-level
Specification title Art and Design
Specification code 2200
Certification code 1201A AS
2201A A2
1202B AS
2202B A2
1203C AS
2203C A2
1206F AS
2206F A2
1204D AS
2204D A2
1205E AS
2205E A2
QAN codes 50026598

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