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Gateway Sixth Form College, Colin Grundy Drive, Hamilton, LE5 1GA
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Art & Design BTEC National Award/Certificate and Diploma (Level 3)
course replaces AVCE Art & Design Double Award)
Students should have at least one of the following:
Intermediate in Art & Design
BTEC First in Art & Design
least four GCSEs grade A - C (This should include an Art & Design subject.
If you do not have a grade A-C, you will be expected to provide evidence
of skill through a portfolio of Art & Design work).
you will be expected to continue your study in English and Mathematics if
you do not have a minimum grade C at GCSE in this subjects (This is for
your progression opportunities).
LENGTH OF COURSE
course is taught in 14 hours per week. You will be expected to work for an
extra 5-10 hours per week for homework. This is usually development of
your research and sketchbooks (Please note that we welcome you to work in
the studios in your free time).
BTEC National Award is a one year
BTEC National Certificate is a two year course.
This is a practical course that will help you progress to a
Foundation Diploma, a Higher National Diploma or degree in an Art & Design
related area. Therefore students studying this course should be intending
to progress further into an Art & Design related area.
The course is multi-disciplinary. This means you will study
Drawing, Painting, Surface Decoration, IT for Art & Design, Ceramics,
Jewellery, Model Making and Textiles. These are taught in purposely
The Award is taken in the First year and is
equivalent to one A Level. The Certificate is taken in the second year and
equivalent to a second A Level. Therefore at the end of this programme of
study you will have the equivalent of two Levels or AVCE Double Award.
· First Year (BTEC National Award) Units
· Materials, Techniques & Processes
· Ideas and
· Art & Design Exploration
· 3D Design
· Second Year (BTEC National Certificates) Units
Historical & Contextual Understanding
· Visual Communication
Art & Design Application
· Graphic Image Making
· Surface Pattern
ASSESSMENT & METHODS OF
The college provides well-equipped modern studios that
enable the students to enjoy an exciting and supportive atmosphere that
values hard work.
The course is based upon practical project briefs
which relate to the Art & Design Industry. You will be taught practical
skills, and encouraged to develop your work in an independent manner
through tuition from staff. You will be required to research the work of
Artists and Designers, develop visual and practical ideas and techniques,
and evaluate your progress.
Project briefs are thematic and clearly
define the work you need to undertake. You will also have the opportunity
of attending study visits to galleries and visits from speakers who work
in the world of Art & Design.
Final assessment is graded at
Pass, Merit or Distinction. Mid-term assessments will give you an
indication on your progress by your subject teachers with suggestions to