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DT Graphic Design BTEC at Hayes School

Course description

Key features of the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 qualifications in Graphic Design (QCF)

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 qualifications in Graphic Design (QCF) have been developed to give students the opportunity to:

• develop specialist skills in graphic design

• achieve a stand-alone qualification in graphic design

• achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 vocationally-related qualification • progress to related general and/or vocational qualifications

• engage in learning that is relevant to them and which will provide opportunities to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Course content

It offers an engaging programme for those who are clear about the vocational area they want to learn more about. There is potential for the qualification to prepare students for employment in a particular vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a specific area or develop certain skills such as creative and cultural skills, design, animation, design for the moving image, interactive media and computer games or photo imaging.

The course content may include elements of typographic and layout design, typefaces and letter forms, words and images in graphic design, graphic image making, mixed media image-making, digital storytelling, design for advertising, graphics for 3D application, narrative image making and image manipulation using computer applications.

Entry requirements

C in English and either Media Studies, Art or DT to at least C grade or above.


Examining Body: Edexcel The Edexcel BTEC Graphic Design course is a new course we are offering at Hayes. It will be a two year modular course consisting of a number of units.

All units within these qualifications are internally assessed. Each of the units within the qualifications have specified assessment criteria and grading criteria which must be used. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction.

Evidence of work can be produced in a variety of different forms, including performance observation, presentations and posters, along with projects, or time-constrained assessments.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hayes School directly.

Last updated date: 15 August 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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      Exit M25 at Junction 4 (signposted A21 Bromley & Orpington)
      Continue on A21 towards Bromley. Turn left onto A232 towards Hayes and Croydon. Turn right into West Common Road the main school entrance is on West Common Road.


      Parking on site is limited and allocated to staff.
      Visitor bays are available at the entrance to the school

      BY RAIL

      We are located just up the hill from Hayes (Kent) Station (Connections from Lewisham or direct from Charing Cross). After exiting the station, walk right on Station Hill past the New Cross Inn, then walk up Ridge Way until you reach West Common Road. Turn right and walk along until you reach the school on your left.

      BY BUS

      The following buses serve the local area:

      146 Downe - Keston - Hayes - Bromley

      119 Bromley - Hayes - West Wickham - Shirley - Croydon - Croydon Airport

      138 Bromley - Coney Hall

      353 Ramdsen Estate - Hayes -Addington Village

      314 New Addington - Hayes - Bromley - Elmstead Woods - New Eltham - Eltham