Students are given an art and design brief which involves solving a problem, producing a body of work for an exhibition or a piece for a client. Students are encouraged to experiment with a wide range of materials, techniques and processes, to develop their own skills. The process when working towards a final piece involves: researching artists, research into how communication and meanings behind the work of others is the driving force for artists and designers, gathering primary research through photography and educational visits, producing work that is inspired by their research and experimenting with materials and techniques including printmaking, painting, ceramics and sculpture. Students are shown various methods of manufacture and will produce final pieces that fulfil the design brief. Student’s work is then exhibited in the Sixth Form summer show.

The Art suite offers personal study booths where students can work in in their own time. The programme is coursework based with externally set controlled assessments. Students will complete a variety of core mandatory units plus specialist units in the student’s personal area of study.

Course Requirements: Students are required to purchase their own sketchbook, an A1 and A2 portfolio, basic equipment such as pencils, rubbers and rulers and any specialist materials students may require for their own work. The academy provides: paper, paints, screen-printing materials, clay.


Qualification: BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate

Entry requirements: Blue pathway

Assessment: 50% coursework 50% Exam

Progression Route: University, apprenticeship or employment in art, design or the creative industries.

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For more information, please contact: Mr Daniels


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