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BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design at St Chads Catholic and Church of England High School

Course description

Course content

The 6 units to be covered are: 2D and 3D visual language. Materials, techniques and technology. Exploring others work. Working to a brief. Fine artwork. Craft work. Evidence for the coverage of the themes should be stored or filed by the student. You will work in 4 specialist areas: Ceramics, Textiles, Drawing/Painting and Printing. Visits to galleries will be integrated into the course.

Entry requirements

You should have a keen interest in Art and Design but not have necessarily completed the GCSE examination (although this would be an advantage). You should also be organised and be able to use/develop your initiative to carry out research on your own.


Each unit will be assessed by the teacher/assessor. You will be graded at levels: Pass, Merit, Distinction according to the level of work you produce. External assessments take place in 2 of the units: 2D and 3D visual language Working to a brief End of unit tests are set by the Examination Board, each lasting one hour. These tests can be re-taken within the same year of failing.

Financial information

Future opportunities

AS or A2 entry. Careers in the Art and Design related industries. Foundation college courses for pre-degree work.

Further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Chads Catholic and Church of England High School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 12 months