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Architecture A Level

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Our Architecture A Level course is a design discipline with practical elements that involves studying the factors resulting in innovative and functional building designs. This highly unique course focuses on sustainable architecture, also called green or environmental architecture. It challenges the students to create intelligent designs and use available technologies to ensure their structures work harmoniously with nature.

The architecture programme will develop your problem solving skills when working with three-dimensional structures with a variety of exciting and challenging briefs for environmental and spatial design.

Understanding three-dimensional structure is best developed through creating architectural models, and you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of rigid and semi-rigid materials that simulate architectural solutions.
Research and contextual references will be focused on both historical and contemporary Architecture. Students will receive professional experience from visiting Architects over the two years,  field trips to innovative builds, and a host of University experience days.

During the A-level programme, students will be expected to explain and justify their designs through annotations and evaluations in their sketchbooks. Students will also produce a personal portfolio of work suitable for interview for University or
higher-level study in Architecture or Interior Design.

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Exam Board: Eduqas

Syllabus title:Art and Design - Critical & Contextual Studies



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  • What will I study and learn?

    Both years will involve a wide range of work methods - drawing, painting, writing and model making. Our aim is to prepare you with the knowledge and skills you will need if you want to study architecture at university and to help you to develop a portfolio of work that will help you at university interviews. However the course is also very useful as a general education in architecture and the built environment: an enjoyable area of study and valid in any profession.

    Architecture is a critical element of society, influencing how we live, work, and play by shaping our towns and cities. It plays a crucial role in society's fabric, from private buildings to public spaces. As a student in this esteemed two-year A-level course in Architecture, you will gain multidisciplinary knowledge and transferable skills that will prepare you for a career in various architecture threads.

    Whether you aspire to be an architect or interior architect, this architecture course in London will elevate your understanding of architecture's practical and theoretical aspects, its history and philosophy, and its role in contemporary culture, urbanism, construction, and structural and environmental design. You will explore the design of buildings, the technical aspects of construction, and how architecture relates to all aspects of our lives.

    The course will be delivered through a mix of design briefs, studio tutoring, and workshops. Over the two years, you will develop your architectural vision, refine your design skills, and build a sophisticated portfolio of work that will help you stand out in the global architectural marketplace.

  • How is the course assessed?

    A level students will study a two year linear A Level programme.

    At the end of their 1st year, students will sit internally assessed exams.

    The course will be assessed through exams and coursework.

  • What skills will I need for the course?
    Drawing is the fundamental activity of architectural study, and we will ask you to provide evidence of your drawing ability (such as a sketchbook). You will need to be able to describe buildings and analyse them in words and be interested in buildings and 3D models and sculpture in its widest sense.
  • What formal entry requirements will I need?

    Minimum Requirements - A demonstrable enthusiasm for drawing.

    Points calculation

    The average points score for entry to an A Level programme will be calculated using your 8 best GCSEs OR 6 GCSEs plus 1 technical qualification (equivalent to a maximum of 2 GCSEs and 10 points).


    To work out your average and find out more information, please see our Entry Requirements page.

  • What could the course lead to in higher education or careers?
    Whatever your career intentions, the course will provide a useful qualification, reflecting your ability to analyse the built environment in an imaginative and creative way and giving you a broad understanding of architectural studio practice.  By far the largest majority of our students go on to become architects and the course boasts a 100% acceptance rate. Many past students are now working in prestigious practices and regularly visit the student to talk about their work. So if you are interested in becoming an architect this is the perfect course to start you on the path. You can find out more about architecture as a career at RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).

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