2018 - 2020
Course Content & Assessment
Graphic Communication is a practical course that allows you to be as creative as you want to be! The course will encourage interest and enjoyment in art and design with visual communication being the overall objective. Students are encouraged to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, whilst working from their own strengths and interests. Students will develop their knowledge and use of programmes such as Photoshop, illustrator other industry recognised CAD/CAM to produce their final outcomes.
During the A-Level course you will find out about a range of different media, techniques and processes. From marker pens to computers, whatever media suits your ideas. Art & Design, Graphic Communication is a practical course that allows students to be as creative as their ideas and imagination will take them. It is designed to encourage interest and enjoyment in the study of art and design. Students are encouraged to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures whilst working from their own strengths and interests within the remit of the AQA specification.
During the A-Level course you will find out about a range of different media, techniques and processes whilst producing a design portfolio that showcases their full range of ability.
Entry Criteria & Progression
Route A: GCSE Grade 6 in Graphics or a Design Technology subject
Route B: GCSE Grade 6 in Art. A portfolio of work and interview process will be used to support applications, particularly if demand for the subject is high.
Many students go on to higher education in Art and Design, then aim to join the world of advertising as graphic designers, illustrators, typographers or to become painters, sculptors, textile designers, fashion designers, photographers.