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 13 November 2019
  • 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.

A-level Art and Design