Curriculum

We understand that different people will have different skills when they join Wac Arts College. That’s why we guide students towards courses, qualifications and career opportunities that match their talents and personal learning style.

Wac Arts College offers an integrated curriculum that promotes transferable skills. In other words, what you learn in creative sessions can be applied in an academic or vocational context too. For instance, the literacy skills you learn in a vocals class are just as valuable as the literacy skills you’d learn in an English lesson.

There are classes in dance, digital arts, animation and web design, art, drama and performance, music technology, photography, physical theatre, video editing, vocals and spoken word, English and mathematics. Qualifications on offer include GCSE, BTEC, ASDAN and Functional Skills.

Beyond that, we offer a wide range of opportunities for personal development including dedicated well-being days, residential trips to the countryside and access to established Wac Arts (charity) programmes such as Senior Wac Arts.

Pre-16

Core
The core curriculum encompasses English, maths and citizenship (all at GCSE level) enabling learners to build the skills and knowledge they need in these crucial areas which may previously have prevented them accessing other learning. We also offer entry level, level 1 and level 2 English and maths functional skills as stepping stones to GCSE.
Creative
Students study towards a level 1/2 BTEC in one of two pathways:
– Performing arts: Dance, drama and vocals
– Creative media production: Digi arts, film, music technology
Learners will develop the skills and knowledge required in experiential discovery based activities and projects. Our tutors have a range of teaching experience and crucially are all expert in their art forms and have had considerable professional experience.
Extended
This strand of the curriculum provides opportunities for development of SMSC & PSCHE as well as supplementing the delivery of the core & creative strands of the curriculum. Students will complete ASDAN units to complement what they learn in these sessions.
Throughout all strands of the curriculum we will have a keen focus on the personal development of our students helping them tackle the personal challenges our learners have faced and equip them with the mental and emotional toolkit to overcome these challenges in the future.

Post-16

Creative
Students study towards a level 3 BTEC 90-Credit Diploma in one of two pathways:
– Performing arts: Dance, drama and vocals
– Creative media production: Digi arts, film, music technology
Second year students who have successfully completed their 90-credit diploma will go on to complete the 180-Credit Extended Diploma.
SoundSkool
Wac Arts College is also able to offer level 2 and 3 Rock School courses in music and business through our partnership with SoundSkool. You can find details on their courses here.
Core
All post-16 students without GCSE maths & English at grade 4 or above will also study English & maths GCSE or functional skills, depending on their level.
Extended
This strand of the curriculum provides opportunities for development of SMSC & PSCHE as well as supplementing the delivery of the core & creative strands of the curriculum.
Throughout all strands of the curriculum we will have a keen focus on the personal development of our students helping them tackle the personal challenges our learners have faced and equip them with the mental and emotional toolkit to overcome these challenges in the future.

For more information about our curriculum, please email info@wacartscollege.co.uk or phone 020 7962 5860.