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Art and Design BTEC Level 3 (Extended Certificate) at Wallingford School

Course description

The qualification gives a coherent introduction to the study of art and design
at this level. Learners develop art and design projects and gain an
understanding of the creative process. They study visual recording and
communication, critical analysis and production skills to produce art and
design outcomes.

It is designed for post-16 learners who aim to progress to higher education
and ultimately to employment, possibly in the creative industries, as part of a
programme of study alongside other BTEC Nationals or A Levels.

Course content

You will study 4 units of which 3 are mandatory.

For example:
Art & Design BTEC Level 3
Extended Certificate (Single Option)
• Visual Recording and Communication
• Critical and Contextual Studies in Art and Design
• The Creative Process
and one of:
• Photographic Materials, Techniques and Processes
• Fine Art Materials, Techniques and Processes
• 3D Design Craft Materials, Techniques and Processes

Entry requirements

Students should have a GCSE grade B or 6 in the subject they are looking to study at Sixth Form. The exceptions are A levels that have not been taken at GCSE level (e.g. Psychology; Media Studies; Sociology). For these courses we will use the most appropriate GCSE qualification to make a decision. For example, GCSE Maths grade 6 to study Psychology and English Language grade 6 to study Media Studies and Sociology.


2 Units are internally set and assessed
2 Units are externally set and assessed
Available grade range: P-D* (Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction*)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wallingford School directly.

Last updated date: 12 December 2017

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