Graphic Design and Communication is all about creatively designing high quality outcomes to a range of design briefs and in a range of different contexts. Outcomes could be book covers, posters, CD covers, etc and are developed following the design process as you move from concepts to final developed designs.
Graphics can be an excellent subject to study alongside both Photography and art subjects. It develops skills such as creativity, analysis and creative use of ICT. This makes it an excellent subject when applying to university and people with an A Level in Graphics have gone on to study a wide range of subjects – Advertising, Design, Photography and many more. Graphics has been one of the highest attaining courses at the College in recent years. This is a reflection of the quality of teaching and excellent support for students.
We follow the AQA specification.
Component One: workshop activities followed by a themed project based mainly on taught elements and developing ideas.
Component One (continued): personal investigation. A practical unit of work with a written investigation between 1,000 and 3,000 words.
Component Two: controlled assessment – preparation and final piece. A 15 hour supervised period in which you are expected to fully realise your ideas.
Both components are centre-assessed and moderated by AQA. You will be expected to demonstrate a response to all of the assessment objectives.
Minimum 64444 including 6 in GCSE Art.