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Art & Design (Fashion & Clothing) BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Heysham High School Sports College

Course description

This is a purely practical course where pupils work on a variety of units over the course of two years giving them a wide range of skills presented in a portfolio form.

Six units take you through a range of designing and making techniques, creating a clear pathway to degree level fashion, fashion media, marketing, styling and technology.

The course comprises four mandatory units which cover all the basic Art and Design skills and two further fashion based units. At the end of every year students take part in the annual fashion showcase which also counts towards their coursework portfolio.

Entry requirements

Students need to have previously studied GCSE textiles or BTEC Art and Design and have a natural flair for fashion.  The course involves learning through experimentation and evaluation so pupils need to be organised, confident and self-motivated, showing an ability to work in their own style to complete set tasks.


100% coursework using a modular structure which is all internally assessed with no examination.  The teacher will set assignments throughout the course for students to complete. These may take the form of projects where students research, plan, prepare, make and evaluate a piece of work or activity, case study or presentation.  Each assignment will have assessment and grading criteria to show what students must do in order to achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade.

Financial information

Folders and other stationery are needed to ensure work is organised. All texts which are studied for the course are provided. Access to the internet at home or at school is essential.

Future opportunities

The course gives a good basis for someone looking for a career in textiles, fashion or a design related area. It could lead to a foundation course in art or directly to a university course in textile design.

Further information

Mrs. S. Williams

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heysham High School Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 18 January 2017
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