How to make everyone an artist! A guide to devising an exciting course structure that will liberate the creativity of all your students.

This intensive course will provide teachers with inspiring, practical strategies to achieve the very highest results. Led by a course leader who consistently achieves the highest A Level exam results in the country in A-level Art and Design, this course will include;

  • Demonstrating a range of techniques and strategies which will enable students to achieve a high grade at A Level
  • How to structure and teach all the units at AS/Year 1 A Level and A Level and show examples of projects which encourage students
  • Exploring strategies for dealing with students of all abilities including those failing to meet the demands of the course
  • Demonstrating how to set homework which enables students to work independently and developmentally


  • New techniques and strategies to reach the highest A Level grades
  • Learn how to deal with students of all abilities
  • Challenge students to question preconceived notions of art and personal ability
  • Develop students’ creative instincts to work with a growing sense of self-confidence
  • Develop students’ understanding of the evolutionary processes
COURSE DATE Godalming College | Wednesday 29 January 2020
  • Heads of Art and Design
  • All teachers of Art and Design
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues


10.00 – 11.10am
Shaping and structuring a good course 

  • How to devise a successful course structure – what to do, how to do it
  • approaches for the new Ofsted inspection framework
  • Analyse examples of AS/Year 1 student work
  • Analyse sketchbook work and use of homework – the do’s and don’ts

11.10 – 11.30am
Discussion: coffee break

11.30 – 12.30pm
What methods can be used to enhance performance from the start?

  • An introduction to AS/Year 1 A Level Design sheets
  • Practical demonstration and examples of AS induction techniques
  • Step by step guide to AS/Year 1 A Level projects exploring drawing, mix media and mono printing
  • Building exam skills into teaching

12.30 – 1.00pm
Extending the gifted and talented, yet supporting students challenged by A level 

  • How to ensure all students achieve a high grade
  • Using techniques to enrich and extend learning for the most able student
  • Strategies for dealing with students who fail to meet the demands of the course – the carrot and stick theory

1.00 – 2.00pm
Lunch and informal discussion

2.00 – 3.00pm
How to get a diverse range of A level projects

  • Encouraging independent sketchbook work
  • Help students research and develop an independent line of enquiry
  • Relevant use of artist reference
  • Building exam skills into teaching

3.00 – 3.20pm

Afternoon tea and discussion

3:20 – 3:50pm
Final presentations: how to achieve those vital high marks 

  • How to mount an exhibition and present work to the best advantage of all students of differing abilities
  • Top advice and guidance on achieving those vital high marks

Daniel Fooks

Daniel is an experienced teacher Head of Art. Over the last 7 years the department has consistently achieved the highest AS and A2 grades in the country and has been officially recognised by Ofsted.