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Only available to school candidates in a limited number of countries. See our Guide to making entries for full details
Cambridge O Level Art & Design encourages a personal response by stimulating imagination, sensitivity, conceptual thinking, powers of observation and analytical ability. Learners gain confidence and enthusiasm as they develop technical skills in two- and three-dimensional form and composition, and are able to identify and solve problems in visual and tactile forms. They also learn how to develop ideas from initial attempts to final solutions.
An ideal foundation for further study, this subject also develops a greater awareness of the role played by the visual arts in society and in history, broadening cultural horizons and individual experience.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
Cambridge O Level Art & Design (6090) is only available to school candidates in a limited number of countries. We do not accept entries from private candidates. See our Guide to making entries for full details. Schools in other countries are advised to enter students for Cambridge IGCSE Art & Design (0400), a popular course with schools worldwide, providing students with an ideal foundation for further study.
For some subjects, the syllabus states that Grade Descriptions will be made available after first assessment in 2020 or 2021.
Publication of grade descriptions for these syllabuses has been delayed. This is to make sure that grade descriptions reflect examination outcomes appropriately and are based on the full range of candidate performance after the 2020 and 2021 series.
From 2020, we have made some changes to the wording and layout of the front covers of our question papers to reflect the new Cambridge International branding and to make instructions clearer for candidates - learn more.
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