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Art and Design - BTEC Level 3 at St John Payne Catholic School

Course description

This is essentially a ‘Design, analyse, make and evaluate’ course. It is designed to offer candidates opportunities to study, propose and realise solutions to designing and making problems closely linked to the real world of product manufacture. The content is chosen to provide a balanced and coherent study of product investigation, product design and product manufacture. It will draw on a student’s designing and making skills that they have used in earlier years.

It is a natural progression from Resistant Materials and Graphic Product courses completed in Years 10 and 11. The students will study in depth the use of materials in a design situation and Design and Technology in Industry and Society.

The syllabus will be covered using a combination of:

  • Set practical and design problems
  • Application of theory
  • Industrial/Study Visits
  • Design assignments
  • Use of ICT to support the above

Entry requirements

Please note the minimum requirement to study AS levels at our Sixth Form is a GCSE points score of 42 points from your best 8 GCSE results. We award 8 points for an A* grade, 7 points for a grade A, 6 points for a grade B, 5 points for a grade C, 4 points for a grade D, 3 points for a grade E, 2 points for a grade F and 1 point for a grade G.

Subject Specific

C or above in Graphic Products or Resistant Materials

Future opportunities


  • Higher Education (Any Design related University degree course) 
  • Engineering - Mechanical/Electrical 
  • Design Draughtsperson 
  • Technician 
  • Advertising 
  • Production Engineering 
  • Product /Furniture Design
  • Interior Design 
  • Materials Science 
  • Industrial/Graphic Design 
  • Teaching

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St John Payne Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

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