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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Sir Ken Robinson - many thanks" font_container="tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left" google_fonts="font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal"][vc_column_text]I'm very sad to hear of the passing of Sir Ken Robinson on Friday last week. Who is Sir Ken Robinson I hear you ask? In the world of Education, he is GOD. Especially when it comes to creativity and building a revolution in education systems across the...

More choices if you're not holding an offer.

If you've used all five choices for art college/uni on your UCAS application, and you haven't received any offers, you could still find a place using UCAS Extra – it's free! 

Some of you will however still be waiting to hear if you've applied to Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and other colleges. Let's hope this is good news.

Art and design employability skills

Art and design. We've been thinking a lot of about art and design and how it sits in the school curriculum. We hear from some students telling us that art and design is always the subject that suffers if a student has to catch up time with another subject, time is usually asked to be taken from the art studies first. Now why is this? Are the skills learnt in art and design not seen to hold as much value as those in other subjects? Hold on....what skills do art and design teach you anyway?

Design and expressive arts

The topic of this blog post is the differentiation between and expressive and design aspects of the Advanced Higher portfolio. We met with a student last night who we'd first met on one our portfolio preparation courses last year, 2015. When we plan our courses we don't specify that the course is geared towards expressive or design. Our courses all relate to both expressive and design equally, it's how you interpret what you're doing that really makes it relevant to your subject discipline.

We nearly called this blog post 'time management and planning'. But then we realized that no-one would probably read it; I included if I am, to be honest! However, I am compelled to write this because of 3 situations with our mentoring that have arisen in the past 4 weeks. Whether you are reading this as we've published this in January or if you're reading it in June whilst you're on your summer break, the message remains the same. START PLANNING ART SCHOOL PORTFOLIO NOW! As soon as you know you want to apply to art college take that as the day you start planning.

#SBS winner.Some wonderful news came our way on Monday evening. We were announced as being one of 6 winners of the Small Business Sunday scheme as established by Theo Paphitis in 2010. Each Sunday between 5pm and 7.30pm Theo invites small businesses to tweet to him including the #SBS @TheoPaphitis telling him about your business. He then selects 6 from those entries to re-tweet to his 435,000 followers the following evening; this provides a massive boost to the chosen lucky businesses.