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This course has been primarily set up for those wishing to study architecture, however, it is of use for anyone wishing to study art and design.

Candidates will be introduced to a variety of experiences and explore a range of techniques and processes using primarily paper and/or card.

Candidates will explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to 3D forms past and present, European and non-European. This will be integral to the investigating and making process allowing the candidates to demonstrate their understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.

Students will explore drawing using a variety of methods and media and should use sketch books/workbooks/journals to underpin their work and realise the importance of ‘process’ as well as ‘product’.

Areas of Study may include

  • Product design
  • Jewellery/body adornment
  • Basic architectural design.

Skills and Techniques

  • Appreciation of solid, void, form, space, scale, rhythm and movement
  • Appreciation of the the relationship of form and function
  • The ability to respond to a concept and work within as brief, theme or topic
  • Understand working methods, research and development of ideas

Knowledge and Understanding

  • How ideas and feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in images and artefacts.
  • Historical and contemporary developments and different styles and genres.
  • How images and artefacts relate to social, environmental, cultural and/or ethical contexts and to the time and place in which they were made.
  • Continuity and change in different styles, genres and traditions.
  • The working vocabulary and specialist terminology.


  • 2D to 3D, cut and folding paper. Cross sectioning
  • Positive and negative space.
  • Body adornment
  • Shoe design.
  • Chair Design
  • Additions/subtractions to a house of known dimensions.


Assessment is continuous for the first two terms. An exam project/theme, will be set at the end of the Spring term, to be completed during the summer term.

The theme will be a closed brief. The project has a number of different solutions, but specific instructions that must be followed.