Sixth Form Campus
10 Sept 2024
This qualification provides an opportunity for students who are interested in the visual arts to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure that is stimulating and demanding.
This qualification is appropriate for students who have an interest in the visual arts and who would like to develop skills, knowledge and understanding within this area. In the first year you will try a broad range of different processes from painting, printing and drawing to photography and working with digital media. Then in the second year, you'll get to decide which area of visual arts you'd prefer to specialise in. 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.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. A GCSE art and design based subject at grade 4 is also preferred, 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.
100% internal assessment (with external verification).
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.
This qualification is designed to provide you with the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to progress to further and higher education courses are/or into training or employment within the creative sector.
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