1. Overall subject intent
The qualification gives a coherent introduction to the study of Fashion at this level. Learners develop art and design projects and gain an understanding of the creative process. They study visual recording and communication, critical analysis and production skills to produce Fashion outcomes. The qualification is designed for post-16 learners who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the creative industries, as part of a programme of study alongside other BTEC Nationals or A Levels.
Learners develop their technical and conceptual skills through practical projects in Fashion. They learn how to communicate their ideas visually, solving creative problems through experimenting with materials, techniques and processes. They learn how to use various tools and materials to make their ideas become a reality and they develop a portfolio of Fashion projects that showcase their interests and supports their progression to higher education. Through critical and contextual studies, they learn how to research and analyse Fashion works by other practitioners and how to apply their findings to their practical projects. The qualification consists of four units, of which three are mandatory.
2. Are there annual events that take place within the subject or do you do something different that makes your subject stand out?
Fashion Creation Challenge
Visit to The Design School @ Northumbria University
Fenwick Newcastle – research trip
3. Special in-school facilities (labs, library with librarian, instruments, design/tech equipment etc)
6th Form Art Studio
4. Any careers and stakeholder involvement in curriculum planning and delivery e.g. visits from authors, to universities, from industry, community projects (identify the year group if applicable)Opportunities to work with TICE (This Is Creative Enterprise)
5. Extracurricular activities linked to the subject offered both at lunchtime and after school, this could also include regular residential trips/field work.
6th Form Art Studio available all day from 8:30am – 5pm
School Panto / Play
6. Highlight any apps/ or resources that students will use
Qualification Name: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Art and Design
Exam Board: Pearson
Website Link: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/art-and-design-2016.html#%2Ftab-Extended-Certificate_1
Exam and Coursework Information: 360 GLH (480 TQT) Equivalent in size to one A Level. 4 units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are external. Mandatory content (83%). External assessment (58%).
Contact Name: Mrs Yuill
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