10 Design Workshops per term
In Person or Live Online workshops. High tutor:student ratio of 1:5 (under 11's) or 1:8 (over 11's). All tutors have architecture or design education and are DBS checked.
Award Winning Education
Every term is original and engages with current relevant UK & worldwide topics. Archimake won Best Children's Architectural Education Organisation 2018 and shortlisted winner for Inspire Future Generations Awards by Thornton Education Trust 2021 and won Commendation for Inspire Future Generations Awards by Thornton Education Trust 2022.
Design Drawing & Model making
Guidance on design drawing techniques and visual language with 2 model making workshops to develop abilities of converting 2D ideas into 3D models. Also develops team working and leadership skills.
Attendance to Project Review presentations
Regular small weekly in peer to peer presentations to develop confidence in verbal skills and a End of Term Presentation event at which children attend presentations by qualifying children on Bronze & Explore Award present their projects and receive feedback from industry professionals.
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Archimake Certificate of Completion
Every child who attends Archimake for the term receives an Archimake Certificate of Attendance at our End of Term Presentations. This is our progress tracker which runs in independent to the national qualifications we also offer. Children can attend Archimake without doing a qualification.
Inspirational Role Models
Each term children are introduced to at least 1 or 2 influential characters which children can research further in their own time. Children are also introduced to 1 or more industry professionals at our Projects Review event at the end of the year. At this event Industry Professionals give a brief career highlight presentation to show the variety of work design can lead to.
Teamworking is an integral part of the workshops. Model making workshops are carried out in small groups and develop important teamworking, collaboration and leadership skills. Professional designers and architects work in teams due to the scale of tasks and variety of skills needed so this equips children with necessary skills for their future.
Communication skills are developed through visual skills, drawing, drawing techniques and graphic sensibility, written and verbal skills are developed for children's final design project presentation. Essential transferable skills for career success in any discipline.
Children can decide to enter the course for an Explore, Bronze, Silver or Gold award which lead to national qualifications. Bronze and Silver are GCSE equivalent qualifications. Gold is equivalent to an AS level and 16 UCAS points which counts towards a University application.
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