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, this course will include

  • Demonstrating a range of techniques and strategies to enable students to achieve a high grade at A Level
  • How to structure and teach all the A level units 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


  • Effective approaches to essays
  • 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 Surrey, Godalming Wednesday 14 November 2018
  • Heads of Art and Design
  • All teachers of A Level Art and Design
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • 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: Discussion: afternoon tea


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 has a wide range of teaching experience and since 2001 has been Head of Art at a well known College in Surrey. The department comprises over 360 students and delivers courses in Art & Design, Fine Art Constructed Textiles, Digital Photography, Moving Image Arts and Art History. Over the last seven years the department has consistently achieved the highest AS and A2 grades in the country and has been officially recognised by Ofsted as an outstanding example of Best Practice. Dan has also had experience as a moderator for A Level.

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