My question is about Sixth formWatch
This year I’m taking my GCSES and have been looking for Sixth forms and colleges. My goal is to be an interior designer or fashion designer. What courses would be necessary to take to Sixth form/colleges. The GCSEs I do are design and tech(product design),art,geography,English,ma ths and science. And should it be a level or BTEC Level 3??
That isnt to say qualifications arent something you should go for.
Art and design
Any of the others where you can get a good grade are fine.
Look at entrance requirements for the courses. Some of the interior design courses are postgrad masters degrees.
UAL is the top one for fashion design
Please look at the entry requirements to get an idea of the range and non standard mix of qualifications they accept.
You might be better with a foundation diploma plus one A level.
BTEC extended diploma
UAL Extended diploma which is UALS specialist art and design qualification.
You will need to do more research and check entrance requirements.
Two, then I really suggest art/art and design (both are same but with different names, don’t get confused lol) and textiles. Hope that helps
Have a look into the specific courses/universities you think you may apply to and see if they have any specific qualification requirements (most artistic/ design-based degrees don't, and are more based upon your portfolio). They should specify these either on their website or in their prospectus (or both), but if not you can always contact their admissions teams.
Our Fashion and Interior Decoration, Design and Styling courses both require 96 UCAS points earned through: an Art & Design Foundation Diploma, A-levels, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM grade, Access to HE Art & Design, Irish/Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers, the International Baccalaureate, or other international qualifications and applications are welcome for those who don't have 96 UCAS points but can demonstrate their skill level through their portfolio.
Alternatively, you could study on a Foundation Diploma course, which may also help you to find your specialism (it helped me decide between Fine Art and Photography). You could also take an Extended BA course if you wanted more time to develop your skills before the degree, or simply didn't have the UCAS points to enter onto the degree course.
Ultimately, you should take the A-Levels that you feel you will enjoy the best and you can achieve the best grades from!
Hope this helps and good luck with your A-Levels,
Third Year Photography Student and Student Ambassador