Teachers of Graphic Communication
- Miss A Kitching (Curriculum Leader)
Reasons to Study Graphic Communication
Graphic Communication A Level is a highly creative course offering a hands-on practical experience every lesson. The course is 100% coursework. Graphics introduces you to a variety of experiences that explore a wide range of graphic media, processes and techniques of both traditional and digital art. This is a popular course for those who love Art and Design and have an interest in graphic methodology to solve problems with visual solutions.
This A Level develops a wide range of creative, analytical and problem-solving skills which are transferable at university and future careers. By the end of the course, you will have produced a professional portfolio of Graphic Design work, presentations and written analysis.
Our Vision for Graphic Communication
Students complete several projects that continue to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in preparation for their personal investigation and externally set assignment. They will also be introduced to working with new materials and processes which will enhance and build their portfolio for progression onto higher education study.
This A level provides a broad qualification for a wide variety of careers. Some obvious ones include:
- Advertising art director
- Art worker
- Brand identify designer
- Concept artist
- Creative Art director
- Graphic designer
- Logo designer
- Photo Editing / Photoshop Artist
- Production designer, theatre/television/film
- VFX artist
- Web designer
Outline of Course
Qualification: A Level Graphic Communication
Exam Board: Eduqas
Consists of two parts:
- Practical project based on themes and subject matter of personal significance.
- An extended written element of 1000 words minimum, which may contain images and texts and must clearly relate to practical work using an appropriate working vocabulary and specialist terminology.
Externally Set Assignment: 40%
Externally Set Assignment Structure: Preparatory period commencing on or from 1 February (of Year 13). Students select one starting point from a series of visual or written stimuli to inspire and inform their own work. The preparatory period concludes with 15 hours of supervised time where students produce a final outcome/s.
x12 50 minute lessons a fortnight.
Students complete a range of workshops and projects, learning how to use a digital SLR camera and editing skills. This will develop their photography and postproduction in preparation for their personal investigation, externally set assignment and build their portfolio for progression onto higher education study.