Accessibility links

Art & Design (with Graphics, Textiles or Photography) BTEC Level 3 at Elthorne Park High School

Course description

This is an exciting, creative and challenging course that offers the student a broad range of knowledge and skills in Art & Design processes. You will follow set briefs as well develop your own personal exploration and creativity. It is open to all learners who wish to pursue a creative career.

The qualification offers a focus for learners who wish to follow a programme of creative study that is exciting, challenging and related to an aspect of employment that they wish to move into in the future. Two thirds of the course is art and design; however we can also offer specialist areas of study by introducing textiles or photography modules. 

Course content

Core Units:

  • Visual recording in art and design
  • Materials, techniques and processes in art and design
  • Ideas and concepts in art and design
  • Visual communication in art and design
  • Words and images in art and design


Example Specialist Units:

  • Dark room practice
  • Digital photography
  • Location photography
  • Design for advertising
  • Sculpture
  • Set design
  • Printmaking
  • Exploring specialist ceramic techniques
  • Fashion and clothing

Entry requirements

5 A*-C GCSE grades plus an ability to demonstrate the desirable qualities outlined above.
If the student is taking the corresponding L2 BTEC MP is required.


Specific entry requirements:

A good portfolio of work (to be submitted with application) and/or a B grade at GCSE Art.


Students are assessed at the end of a unit.

This is achieved through creative projects, workshop experiences, studio discussion, portfolio presentations and an exhibition.

Future opportunities

Upon completion of the course, students can progress to university to study a degree in the many disciplines of Art & Design.

You can also seek employment in the creative fields of advertising, publishing, illustration, graphic design, television, photography, fashion and textiles or fine art. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Elthorne Park High School directly.

Last updated date: 12 December 2016

Key information


  • More information
    • At EPHS Sixth Form we aim to provide you with a broad and exciting range of opportunities so that you are in the best possible position to go on to further study, work and become an positive member of the community.  As such, we have a variety of activities on offer outside of lessons.


      There is a huge range of extra-curricular activities on offer at Elthorne including sports teams, music groups, language clubs and more! Please see the timetables which will be distributed within the first few weeks for further details. Sixth Form students are also encouraged to set up their own activities or societies and support teachers in running clubs for younger students

      Whole school projects

      These projects are a great way to give back to the school, support younger students and learn skills at the same time. Currently we have a number of projects running including: Senior prefects, Year 7 accelerated reader scheme and academic mentoring

      Community projects

      EPHS has strong links with the community and we encourage students to nurture these by contributing to local projects.

      Enrichment lesson

      You will have one enrichment period every two weeks. In this hour you will be able to choose from a range of activities and courses to learn new skills and develop your knowledge outside of your A-level/BTEC courses. Some students will also be able to lead an activity.