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Advanced Level Foundation Architecture Pathway The Advanced Level Foundation Architecture pathway is designed for students who want a rigorously academic pathway to the leading UK universities with very strong reputations for degree courses in subjects such as Architecture, Interior Architecture or Architectural Technology. study skills modules A Core  1. Communication and Study Skills 2. Data Handling and IT

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2. Art and Design At the end of this module students will: ƒƒ be able to communicate ideas visually ƒƒ be able to paint and draw in various media ƒƒ recognise and be able to use the expressive potential in different materials and processes ƒƒ be able to make connections between their own work and that of other artists and designers, past and present ƒƒ be able to use effectively the resources of museums and galleries ƒƒ be able to articulate a personal view of a subject or theory. 3. Other module combinations Any combination of modules is possible — other examples for this Pathway are shown above.

Psychology

Physics

Mathematics (Further)

Mathematics

ƒƒ h  ave a general understanding of maths and mathematical processes ƒƒ be able to reason logically and to generalise ƒƒ have developed mathematical skills and techniques, and be able to use them in increasingly difficult or unstructured problems ƒƒ recognise how a situation may be represented mathematically ƒƒ know how to use mathematics as an effective means of communication ƒƒ be able to read and comprehend mathematical arguments and narrative concerning applications of mathematics ƒƒ be able to use calculating aids effectively and be aware of their limitations.

Art & Design

1. Mathematics At the end of this module students will be familiar with:

Government and Politics

B Typical elective modules

The Advanced Level Foundation comprises three components: core study skills modules; elective subject-focused modules; and academic enhancement activities. Together, they provide a complete learning experience that expertly prepares students for the rigours of university study in the UK.

Typical degrees Architectural Technology Architecture Interior Architecture

Most common subject choice

Potential alternative subject choice

Sample timetable (Based on September start) Monday Lesson 1 Lesson 2

Mathematics

Tuesday Communication and Study Skills

Wednesday Mathematics Communication

Thursday Communication and Study Skills

Art & Design

Art & Design

Lesson 4

Art & Design

Art & Design

Lesson 5

Data Handling

Data Handling

Data Handling

Lesson 6

and Statistics

and Statistics

and Statistics

Physics

Physics

Lesson 3

and Study Skills

Art & Design

Friday Chemistry Communication and Study Skills

Break Communication and Study Skills

Art & Design

Communication and Study Skills Mathematics

Lesson 6L Lesson 7 Lesson 8

Physics Tate Gallery visit

Break Lesson 9 Lesson 10

Physics

Maths Club

Photography

Photography

Society

Society


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Sample alumni success

Sample visits and excursions ƒƒ Tate Gallery ƒƒ London Design Museum

Sample clubs, societies and schemes ƒƒ Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

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Recently having moved to their new Knightsbridge location, the London Design Museum runs exhibitions and workshops throughout the year including the annual ‘Designs of the Year’ exhibition ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

Serpentine Gallery Pop Brixton Ashmolean Museum Oxford art residential at Wytham Woods

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD

This is an extracurricular initiative undertaken by thousands of British students every year. It provides a unique opportunity to take part in exciting projects and activities including sports, physical activities, expeditions or volunteering. ƒƒ Paper Craft club ƒƒ Photography Society

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Art students enjoy a 3-day residential each year at Wytham Woods, the University of Oxford research woodland. As well as having the opportunity to explore this beautiful and exclusive area of woodland, art students are also able to make use of their surroundings to learn and practise new skills and techniques.

This society encourages students to record the world around them and then edit images using Photoshop. Photographs are entered for competitions and are exhibited online and in print. Meetings also include photo shoots and visits to galleries. ƒƒ Maths Club ƒƒ Trinity Arts Award

ƒƒ Ceramics workshop

The Trinity Arts Award is a national UK scheme which supports students in developing their creative profile. Kings Oxford Foundation students had the opportunity to work with Annie Hudson, a potter from the Oxford Anagama Project, in a workshop. Most of the students had never had a chance to work with clay before and they received expert instruction on how to handle it, from pinch pots to surface design and slab construction.

Detailed factsheets for each module are available at: kingscolleges.com

Kin Keung Kwong from Hong Kong. Architecture at the University of Sheffield (#3*) Yeqian Gao from China. Architecture at Newcastle University (#6*) Rong Han from China. Landscape Architecture at the University of Edinburgh (#13*)

Naheemat Mustapha from Nigeria. Architecture at the University of Edinburgh (#13*)

Ana Sofia Da Silva Ferraz from Angola. Architecture at Oxford Brookes University (#18*)

Diana Elia from Croatia. Architecture at Oxford Brookes University (#18*)

*Ranking for architecture

Typical career options ƒƒ Interior architecture ƒƒ Landscape architecture ƒƒ Architectural technologist

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C Academic enhancement

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Advanced Level Foundation-Architecture Pathway  

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