Art BTEC Double Award at Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form
The qualification is designed to be the substantive part of a 16–19 study programme for learners who want a strong core of sector study. This programme may include other BTEC Nationals or A Levels to support progression to higher education courses in art and design areas before entering employment. The additional qualification(s) studied allow learners either to give breadth to their study programme by choosing a contrasting subject, or to give it more focus by choosing a complementary subject.
Btec Art and Design is a purely practical Level 3 qualification. It is designed for students who work better with project briefs and who do not want to do extended written elements. There is no exam, as each unit is suggested by the exam board and grades are submitted throughout the course. It is a 2 year commitment, and can be studied alongside A-Levels and other Level 3 qualifications. It is perfect for students hoping to get a portfolio together for entry into an Art Foundation Degree, vocational degrees, apprenticeships and jobs in the creative industries.
The course is structured around compulsory and optional units.
The titles are dictated by the exam board but content is driven by the staff and students.
Mandatory units are:
Visual Recording and Communication
Critical and Contextual Studies in Art and Design
The Creative Process
Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design
Developing an Art and Design Portfolio
Developing and Realising Creative Intentions
Further units are taken from a wide range of titles and are written to build on the strengths of the students on the course. These can cover such skills as
Average GCSE points score of 4.5 and GCSE Art at 4 or above.
Continuous assessment of 8 units - grades submitted throughout the two year course
Many students go on to study Foundation courses in Brighton or Eastbourne and then onto degree courses in Fine Art, Graphics, Fashion Design, Photography, 3D design, theatre design etc
Apprentiships can be sought in the creative industries ranging from Graphics, advertising, media
Mrs Bethan Archer
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form directly.