We are incredibly excited about the prospect of seeing young people develop during their time at Beauchamp and want to work closely in partnership with parents/carers and their children. Making a decision about where to send your child to study can often be difficult, however we believe that Beauchamp offers the very best opportunity for academic success and the most rewarding journey from Year 7 to 11 and onto KS5, work, or further training.
The high standards and aspirations of our young people coupled with inspirational teaching means students at Beauchamp College demonstrate exceptional achievement and we are proud of the fact that Beauchamp is consistently placed among the best schools in Leicestershire and beyond. This success is based on the commitment and curiosity of the wonderful Beauchamp students, encouraging parent/carer engagement, the enthusiasm and experience of all staff, and the supportive monitoring of academic and holistic development of all learners.
As our students come from a range of cultural, ethnic, economic, linguistic and faith backgrounds, this has greatly enriched our daily college experience as we learn together and from one another. Inspired by this diversity we believe in pursuing excellence and equity for all. As a result, every year our students prove they can compete successfully in all fields as they move onto university, work and other training opportunities such as apprenticeships.
We feel privileged to work at Beauchamp and believe it is a fantastic college that provides our students with a high quality education, continual support and a huge range of other opportunities. To get a flavour of this we invite all prospective students and their parents/carers for a tour of our college during the college day so that you can get a true view of our daily college routine.
Over the last two years, Beauchamp has run close to 100 trips. Some of the highlights included trips to France, Tanzania and Los Angeles. Out-of-classroom learning makes a unique contribution to a students’ education and offers many varied benefits. At Beauchamp College students have many opportunities to access these activities within various departments. During the Summer of 2018 students and staff travelled to Tanzania to take part in voluntary work with Camps International. In 2020 a similar trip will take place to Costa Rica. Students have also had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles with Media Studies. A ski trip to Austria is planned for 2019 which will enable many students to demonstrate their resilience, as they master their technique. Many UK residentials have also taken place during the year.
At Beauchamp, our aim is to provide a curriculum that engages and challenges all students and supports our vision of academic excellence and holistic development. The introduction of our KS3 provision in September 2017 has enabled us to view our curriculum as a 7 year journey which will equip our students with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to progress through life with confidence and engender a life-long love of learning.
On behalf of all students, staff, governors and parents, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to you and to Beauchamp’s Alumni Society. Let me take this opportunity to introduce the aims of the Alumni Society to you and commend its intention to seek your involvement and support for our students and for your past college.
During the course you will build up a portfolio of work which will be continually assessed through personalised written and verbal feedback and against exam board criteria.
Each unit will be graded (Pass, Merit, Distinction) and an overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* will be achieved on the successful completion of the course.
As well as Practical and portfolio work you are likely to be assessed through visual and oral presentations of your work. To succeed on this course you will need to be self-motivated and organised as you will be expected to take control of your own learning and progress. You will also need to have an interest in learning new skills in within Art and Design and be willing to experiment with new materials.
4 units- 3 internal and 1 external exam each worth 25%
A creative course for students who wish to experience a wide range of Art disciplines such as drawing, painting and printing but is combined with design based projects that respond to a given brief allowing students to follow through the design process and produce a confident outcome, these include textiles, ceramics, product design and photography. This allows for a greater exploration through several mini projects rather than specialising in a focused area.
There are 4 units in total, 3 of the units are determined internally and 1 unit is an externally set practical exam which students will sit in the June of their second year.
Units studied within the course are:
Students will present their work as a portfolio and are encouraged to explore their own interests to become creative and imaginative with their work. Students will build up their practical skills and techniques through a range of different specialist areas in the first 3 units, which will help students to identify their favourite specialism for their external exam in their second year.
By studying the BTEC Art and Design course students will be able to go onto studying a wide variety of Art and design A level courses including Fine Art, Textiles design, Graphics, Photography and product design. This is due to the content of the BTEC qualification covering so many different areas within and Design. Students may then decide to study Art and Design specialist courses at higher education. Some career opportunities could be; Art and Design Teaching, Fashion designing, Designing in any Art and Design area, Textiles/ fashion buying, Product design , Art and Design marketing and many more.
We hold a number of competitions each year with a range of themes and challenges. We look to take students on inspirational trips and exhibitions to enhance motivation and stimulate minds. Twilight and lunch time clubs are offered on a weekly basis throughout the year.