BTEC Level 2 Art & Design
All students will follow the Edexcel Level 2 First Award in Art & Design. They will begin the course in Year 9 and will complete the first unit by the end of the year. Students will then study a further 3 units during Years 10 and 11.
The course is designed to provide Level 2 learners with:
- An understanding of how organisations in the art and design industry operate.
- The key skills required to work in the industry.
- Key concepts and principles related to the world of art and design.
Edexcel Level 2
The course is equivalent to a GCSE qualification where students will be given the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. Learners will be introduced to the following disciplines:
- Design Crafts
- Visual Arts
- Visual Communication
- Product Design
The above specialist areas will be studied briefly in the first unit prior to a more in depth learning on the specific pathways in subsequent units.
Unit 1: Introduction to Specialist Pathways in Art and Design
Unit 2: Creative Project in Art and Design
Unit 3: Communicating Ideas in 2D
Unit 5: Developing an Art and Design portfolio.
Units 1, 3 and 5 are coursework based assessments which are externally moderated after completion. Unit 2 is completed as a 10 hour internal examination.
The course aims to give learners the opportunity to progress to higher qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals or A-levels in Art and Design. These qualifications will fully support university applications.