A Level 3D Design/Architecture

Course Code: Q100007

Key Information

  • Course type

    A Levels

  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


A Level 3D Design-Architecture

For those who love developing their ideas in three dimensions, by exploring the world around them through making, working with and exploiting the creative potential of a range of materials including paper, card, wood, plaster, clay and wire.

Units include:

  • personal portfolio
  • personal investigation.

Starting with a series of workshops, encouraging you to explore the most effective way to visually communicate your ideas, you will then work on your personal portfolios, developing your creative confidence through investigations, contextual studies and idea development through drawing and making. You will be encouraged to explore themes and concepts that reflect your personal interests. Following the completion of the personal portfolios you will work on the personal investigations, building on skills and techniques learned in Year 1.

You will be encouraged to focus on the design process from initial ideas being sketched on paper to realising three-dimensional concept models. Final outcomes may be architectural however they can also be lighting, body adornment, sculpture, set design and product design.

There will also be opportunities built into the course for you to meet and work with local artists, visit galleries nationally and immerse yourself in the creative world. Learn how to use the right materials to bring your ideas to life, develop an understanding of scale, form, mass and construction techniques and blend creative thinking with practical application.


Did you know?

This course can be combined with additional A Levels or a Sixth Form vocational course.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English language and an art and design based subject preferred (if taken at GCSE) or a portfolio of evidence.

You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.

All work is assessed and standardised internally, including the end of course practical examination project, before it is finally moderated by a senior examiner representing the examination board. In this way, rigorous, consistent and fair marking is assured for all students.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

Students who study this course go on to further study in a wide variety of careers including architecture, interior/spatial design, 3-dimensional design, product design, exhibition design, design for television, stage and film, silversmithing, model making and environmental design

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