Graphic Communication A-level


Sixth Form - L3

Course overview

Graphic Communication is a way of communicating and expressing information in a visual, creative and exciting way. During the first year of the course students will work with a wide variety of medium on two small projects that make up 50% of their final grade. These projects currently include poster designing and packaging. Throughout the course students are expected to look at the work of other graphic designers, illustrators and artists and refer to these throughout their work through contextual study tasks. The exam piece is worth the other 50% of the final grade. Students work independently on their chosen exam task where they have a 10 hour practical exam in the first year and a 15 hour practical exam in the second year as well as a 1000-2000 word personal contextual task.

Exam / Coursework

For both years there is a coursework assignment set by the centre worth 50% and an externally set task worth 50%.

Qualification gained

A-level in Graphic Communication

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Entry requirements

5A*-C GCSEs including an arts GCSE or equivalent

Career opportunities

Career opportunities include interior design, web design, fashion, advertising, architecture, illustration, to name just a few of the fantastic paths available to people with an Art qualification.