I think I wish I’d believed everyone who told me it was going to be very technical. It was made very clear but I sort of thought maybe more drawing would be involved despite what people said. I still would have taken the course but I probably would have been more prepared; I should have spent a bit of the summer learning basic programming and revising maths, or playing around in Maya. In terms of art school applications in general: I wish I’d known how much life drawing they would want in a portfolio. It was a mad scramble to get all that done and I recommend starting to build up the portfolio well ahead of time.
Not many people did Art Foundation, actually (as far as I know it’s just me and one or two others - but I could be wrong)! There’s a few straight from 6th Form, quite a few who did gap years, etc.
I took Graphic Art, Drama, Textiles and Film Studies at both AS and A-Level because I had a death wish ;___; (it was mega stressful taking extra subjects - I do not recommend). I’d say Art, Drama and Film Studies are incredibly useful for this course, I found my cinematography module very easy because I’d already studied most of those things in Film Studies.
And thankyou! Good luck with your applications :)