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Art and Design BTEC Level 3 at St Michael's Church of England High School

Course description

You will have the freedom to work with a wide range of materials and techniques. This gives you the opportunity to find out your strengths and develop your visual skills. You will be encouraged to develop your own creative ideas and, on the whole, will be expected to work on individual projects.

Course content

In the first year, you will be introduced to a variety of materials and techniques that will enable you to develop your independent thinking skills, improve your observational drawing technique and work with your own creative inspiration. Many of the pieces you develop will be used to create a portfolio of work for exhibition at the conclusion of the year. During the second year, you will work predominantly on developing your practical portfolio using a more broad range of skills and media. You will be supported to develop your personal, creative voice, to research and record your responses to the work of other artists and designers. Again, you will have the opportunity to create a portfolio of work for exhibition at the conclusion of the year.

Entry requirements

Students without an art GCSE will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact the subject teacher to arrange an interview and bring along some examples of your work.


Coursework – Unit 1 (Mandatory Unit) Certificate (33.3%)

Coursework – Unit 2 (Optional Unit) Certificate (33.3%)

Coursework – Unit 3 (Optional Unit) Certificate (33.3%)

Coursework – Unit 4 (Mandatory Unit) BTEC (33.3%)

Coursework – Unit 5 (Optional Unit) BTEC (33.3%)

Coursework – Unit 6 (Optional Unit) BTEC (33.3%)

Assessment is via coursework and a practical portfolio of evidence which will be externally moderated following the EDEXCEL specification.

Future opportunities

Our creative industries are worth more than £36 billion a year and they employ 1.5 million people in the UK.’ [] Over 50% of South Sefton College Art students progress to furthering their art education at university or Further Education college.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Michael's Church of England High School directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2015

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