A-Level Graphic Communication

What will I be learning?

Graphic communication will give you the skills to produce personal creative work and develop your understanding of graphic design. You will develop your knowledge of materials and techniques, and the skills to communicate ideas and information visually. It will help you to develop an effective personal visual language and develop your understanding of historical and contemporary influences on design. Graphic communication opens the door to a large number of fascinating and rewarding specialisms and careers in industry, commerce and the media.

How will I be assessed?

At A-Level in component 1 you will develop work for a personal investigation into an idea, issue, concept or theme supported by written material. This will count for 60% of your total A-Level marks. In component 2 you will produce personal work in response to one of eight exciting starting points which will count for 40% of your total A-Level marks.

What resources do I need?

You will need to use A3 Sketchbooks which can be purchased from our finance department. 

Will I go on any trips?

Yes, in the past we have run trips to various Gallery Visits and a residential trip to Amsterdam. So watch this space! 

What careers could this lead on to?

  • Advertising
  • Animator
  • Designer for film and TV
  • Exhibition designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Interior and spatial design Marketing
  • Publishing
  • Production designer
  • Scientific or medical illustrator
  • Studio manager
  • Typographer
  • Web and app designer

What grades do I need for this course? 

An Average Point Score of a 4 is needed. Students should have an interest in Graphics and Graphic Design. Studying GCSE Graphics and/or Art is ideal and an advantage.