A beacon of hope to disengaged young people using creativity to open the door to learning and development
Wac Arts College provides alternative education for 14-19 year olds through a creative arts and media curriculum. The school consolidates over thirty years’ experience of using arts and media education to turn disengaged young peoples’ lives around.
Our ethos is founded on a number of principles that are embedded through our work in non-statutory arts and media education. These are that excellence and engagement through the arts:
We believe passionately that learning can – and should be – enjoyable. A creative curriculum puts pleasure back into learning, particularly if you have been alienated from or excluded by ‘traditional’ and ‘mainstream’ statutory education.
Avoiding and resisting learning in school can often be signs of imagination and creativity. Many young people in alternative education are especially well suited for a career in the creative industries.
Our curriculum ensures that young people are able to work towards meaningful accreditation and qualifications. This will then enable them to access the creative industries and other post-19 options in accordance with their aspirations and dreams.
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