KS5 (age 16-18+)

Resources for Level 3+ learners of art, craft and design (A levels, Highers and Advanced Highers)


University of Cambridge


The University of Cambridge have developed a resource for post 16 students to encourage the development of analytical skills, working from objects and images based on real live research projects.

Kate Noble. NSEAD Council, Research Associate, Fitzwilliam Museum


Show and Tell, organised by The Photography Movement


The Photography Movement have teamed up with world-leading photographers, including Rankin, to create four workshop films which are freely available online. Designed for 11-18 year olds, the Show and Tell workshops and accompanying tasks are teaching children photography techniques (using smartphones) to support their mental wellbeing.


Sarabande Foundation talks


Talks that address useful areas for students to consider such as ‘image ownership in the digital age’ and 'how to build a digital strategy'.

Sarabande Foundation was established at the bequest of the late Lee Alexander McQueen CBE as a charitable foundation to support emerging talent who are creatively fearless.

Ian Thompson, NSEAD, Widening Participation UAL


Open Culture


Open Culture share information about accessing museums, galleries and artworks around the world. They also share a wide range of open source tutorials on art and art history. Themes include: Aesthetics & the Philosophy of Art, Introduction to Visual Thinking; and Art Through Time: A Global View.

Dr Rachel Payne, Senior Lecturer in Art Education, President NSEAD


The Social Distancing Festival


The Social Distancing Festival is an online artist’s community made to celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing that has come about due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Dr Rachel Payne, Senior Lecturer in Art Education, President NSEAD


University of the Arts London Insights Website


Short stories and information for young people who are interested in finding out about studying art and design, fashion and communication at University. The ‘how to’ section has useful practical exercises for students to try out that relate to a wide range of visual arts disciplines.

Ian Thompson, NSEAD, Widening Participation UAL


TATE, 2020 Exam Prep themes


TATE shared a range of art works to help with last year's exam themes. They offer starting points, further inspiration and how have other artists have approached these or similar themes.