Generally, we accept all A level subject choices, and often a broad spread of subjects is appropriate given the multi-faceted nature of the course. If you are applying for Landscape Architecture with Ecology, Biology is preferred at A2 level, with a minimum requirement of a good pass at Science GCSE. If you are in the process of making A level choices the following may provide some guidance, though no individual subject is essential.
We do pay attention to the mix of subjects chosen for A levels or alternative qualifications. Ideally we prefer a mix of creative / practice based subject choices with mainstream academic subjects.
We look for evidence of good academic achievement and potential, coupled with a genuine enthusiasm for making places better! Our aim is to attract lively, determined and able students who can fully contribute to the studio environment and take advantage of academic and professional opportunities.
People come onto our courses from many different backgrounds. When teaching specific skills we aim to build on knowledge that students already have, whilst providing a good basic introduction for people who are less experienced. This could apply to observational drawing, proficiency in use of IT, plant knowledge or understanding of construction.
We hope to find most of the following skills and interests in our applicants.
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If you are considering applying to one of our courses, think about how you can demonstrate these qualities. Any visits that you have been able to be make to a Landscape Architecture practice will also improve your awareness of the nature of the profession. Your local authority will employ Landscape Architects, or you can find a register of local private practices on the Landscape Institute Website.