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Art and Design BTEC at Ormiston Park Academy

Course description

This course is designed to provide you with the opportunities to demonstrate your artistic flair and further your learning more about the practical side of design. The qualification will allow you to develop creative skills in a host of mediums and create an in depth portfolio for further study at university or to aid your application to interview. Art is a creative subject and you will be fully supported in expressing your ideas through your work and displaying this around the Academy.

Course content

Over the course of the qualification you will work in our art studios and our design room which hosts iMac computers, 3D printers and laser cutters. You will complete a range of practical projects which will be assessed regularly by your teachers. Units included in the qualification are design crafts, fine art, graphic design, photography and textiles. There will be a specific development in theoretical aspects in art and design which you will then apply to your practical work. You will have the opportunity to work within restrictive briefs, but also allow your personal expressions to shine through in independent work.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above. There are no specific entry criteria for this qualification, although possessing a GCSE or BTEC in art would be advantageous.


You will be taught in a theoretical and practical setting and assessed via practical and written assignments.

Future opportunities

Your successes in this subject can lead to you studying degree courses at university or art school. There are a wide range of art and design related degrees at university that this qualification will prepare you for. Careers in art and design are varied and there are many to choose from, including securing a higher level apprenticeship which will allow you to further your learning whilst being in employment.  

Further information

Opportunities lie to support the art department in the Academy working with students in Years 7-11. OPA works with our feeder primary schools to offer use of our arts facilities, which you could assist in planning and leading. OPA6 will assist you in arranging for a work placement position within local businesses. The Academy will commission work to display around the buildings and each year we have a selection of student work on display for our students and visitors to view and be inspired by.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 12 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September