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Art and Design - BTEC Level 3 at Carre's Grammar School

Course description

Students are encouraged as independent learners and grow in confidence because the structure of the course allows for personal exploration and links to be made across different skill sets.


The course is based around six mandatory units alongside additional specialist units which enable students to choose and study particular Art and Design subject areas in depth. The course units are taught through assignments covering printmaking, textiles, Fine Art, graphic design, film, photography, multimedia and 3D.

Students learn by completing assignments that are based on realistic Art & Design studio and workplace scenarios, challenges and briefs. They are encouraged to realise their creative potential by applying their ideas, techniques and training to these problem solving assignments using a variety of different art practices.

Critical and contextual studies of other artists work are also used to develop students’ practical and theoretical understanding.

Usually in the first year students begin work on predominantly mandatory Art and Design units and specialise in the second year of the course.

Entry requirements

Students must have achieved a merit or above at level 2 BTEC or a grade C or above in GCSE Art.

Future opportunities

Upon completing the course students could go into Higher Education to study at Foundation or possibly Degree Level in areas including Graphic Design, Advertising, Fashion Design, Textiles, Multimedia or Fine Art. Alternatively, students can use the qualification to enter into other areas of training.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carre's Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years