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Art and Design – BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Boldon School

Course description

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas delivered at Boldon School are designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications. They give students the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare them for employment and apprenticeship or to progress into higher education at College or University. The extended diploma is broadly equivalent to 3 A Levels.

This course is ideal if you are looking for a practical, challenging and career focussed alternative to A Level. It is suitable for anyone who would like to progress to higher education with a view to a possible career in Art and Design.

All students who enrol on this course will have the opportunity to go on a free cultural tour of London for 3 days and 2 nights.

Course content

The course centre on a programme of assignments design to put your skills to the test. Teaching is mainly through practical projects, small group work, lectures and private study. The assignments for all units must be completed to pass the course.

Mandatory Units:

  • Visual Recording in Art and Design
  • Materials, Techniques, Processes
  • Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design
  • Contextual Influences in Art and Design

Optional Units (Examples)

  • Design Methods in Art and Design
  • Community Art
  • Setting up a Studio

Entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or BTEC Level 2 in Art and Design. Students will continue to study English and Maths if they have not achieved GCSE grade C or above.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 April 2015

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