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A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4+/C+ or above, including English Language and a grade 4+/C+ or above in an Art and Design subject.
Those who have not studied a GCSE Art & Design subject must be able to demonstrate their interest and ability through a visual portfolio that may include a variety of media, as well as examples of observational drawing.
Graphic Design is the study of printed messages and moving images; to persuade, to intrigue, to instruct, to warn, to sell and how these messages are crafted and constructed. You will explore a wide range of drawing techniques from print and photography to animation and digital imagery. There is a programme of gallery/seminar visits and guest speakers.
Personal investigation (Component 1) is 60% of the overall A Level grade. The remaining 40% will be derived from the Externally Set Assignment (Component 2), given in February with a period of research to develop ideas, followed by a 15 hour exam to produce a finished outcome.
Progression from the course includes: Art Foundation course, Design degree, Graphic Design, Multi Media, Web Design, Packaging, Advertising, Illustration and Animation.
There are optional residential trips to London and Berlin.
A Level Graphic Communication (Music and Chemistry)
Previous school: Llanidloes High School
I like the exploratory ability to have the fixed starting point of a brief, but then to have free reign to discover and experiment. It’s creative freedom with a purpose. You’ve got the confidence to put something down and then see what comes of it and refine it.
A Level Graphic Communication (Fine Art and Film Studies)
Previous school: Idsall School
I have developed so much as a creative and changed the way I see things doing Graphic Communication at A Level. You see other people’s work in different ways and can draw amazing inspiration from so many places. I chose to come to SCG because the courses and facilities were the best available to me and I wanted to be in a new location.
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