Art & Design

Course content

Course introduction

This seven unit course follows a very practical programme of study and will offer a sound understanding of Art and Design. Students will develop areas of 2D design, art history, photography, graphic design and creative IT. Progress is assessed by regular tutorials and ongoing assessment of assignment work and special projects.

Level

2

Introduction

There is ample opportunity to take part in educational visits. Alongside this course you will have the opportunity to improve your GCSE grade in English or Mathematics.

This course is equivalent to 1 GCSE and is a one-year course.

Specific course entry requirements

To study a Level 2 programme you will have achieved a minimum of three grade 3s in your GCSEs, in addition to a grade 3 in English Language (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).

How will I be assessed?

Formal assessment will take place on completion of projects. There are seven units in total, two are externally set and the remaining five are internally set.

What will I study?

This seven unit course follows a very practical programme of study and will offer a sound understanding of Art and Design. Students will develop areas of 2D design, art history, photography, graphic design and creative IT. Progress is assessed by regular tutorials and ongoing assessment of assignment work and special projects. There is ample opportunity to take part in educational visits. 

Where will this course lead me?

The BTEC First Certificate is ideal preparation for further study. Most students who achieve a Merit grade overall, could progress to an A level or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Art and Design at the College. Alternatively students may enter related employment. Progression to Level 3 Courses at St John Rigby College is dependent upon meeting the entry requirement for that course. 

Student learning

Nurturing rising talent

Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Competitive sport

The college has a number of teams that play as part of the Association of College’s league and are very competitive each year. We play games on a Wednesday afternoon, so this will make up part of your time-table.

There will be trials for male and female football, male and female rugby league and netball on Wednesday 9th September at 1.30pm, meet at the Sports Hall. Following trials will be a pizza and soft drink meeting in the Sports Hall to give you more information on the season. Hockey and Basketball will follow during the first week. Details will be emailed.

  • Male Football
  • Female Football
  • Male Rugby League
  • Female Rugby League
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey