Exam board: EDEXCEL

Duration of course:
This is a two year linear A level, but students will be entered for the AS qualification as well in the first year.

What units/topics will be studied?
You will use a variety of materials to develop creative solutions to design problems. Research skills, architectural model making, drawing and presentation techniques are vital elements of the coursework. You will study a personal investigation unit and an externally set (exam) unit each year. The second year you will also do a written study.

What do I need to study this subject?
G Score : 34
GCSE English : C (preferred)
GCSE Art or Technology (resistant materials) : A* - C

What can I do to prepare myself to study this subject? (Recommend books to read/activities)
Visit museums and galleries in central London, as well as some of the iconic architecture in the city. Which London buildings do you love or hate and who designed them? Identify you favourite architect or designer through books and websites eg. 50 Architects You Should Know by Isabel Kuhl, Kristina Lowis, Sabine Thiel-Siling (ISBN: 9783791340432)

50 Designers You Should Know by Claudia Hellman, Nina Kozel, Hajo Duchting (ISBN: 9783791347202)

Where can this lead me?
You can progress onto a Foundation Diploma course or a degree in a range of art-based subjects, and careers in 3D design, including architecture, furniture design, interior design, product design and set/stage design.

What are the enrichment opportunities as part of this subject?
There are visits to galleries, museums, degree shows, workshops and opportunities to meet artists and designers.

Entry Requirements

G Score : 34,

C - Art & Design  or Design Technology(Product Design/Graphic Products)
C/5 – English 

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Leyton Sixth Form College 
Essex Road 
E10 6EQ
Telephone: 020 8928 9000 
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