Graphics A-Level (AQA 7201)
Graphic Communication is an endorsed course from the AQA Art and Design specification 7201. Throughout the course students will have the opportunity to produce practical and critical / contextual work and to study a range of methods and techniques.
Why study Graphic Communication?
Unit 1, 50% of AS marks, 25% of A2 marks
Portfolio - a coursework unit where you will produce a collection of materials which exemplifies work carried out during the AS course. Students will be introduced to a selection of graphic approaches and will be selective when deciding what to submit for this unit.
Unit 2, 50% of AS marks, 25% of A2 marks
Externally set assignment - you will choose from starting points set by AQA. There will be a preparation phase over several weeks, where you will develop work leading to a final outcome. During the preparation phase there will be a 5 hour supervised exam.
Unit 3, 25% of A2 marks
Personal investigation - you will develop a personal investigation based on an issue, concept or theme supported by 1000 - 3000 words.
Unit 4, 25% of A2 marks
Externally set assignment - you will choose from starting points set by AQA. There will be a preparation phase of several weeks, where you will develop work leading to a final outcome, produced during a 15 hour supervised exam.
Preferred Entry Requirements
It is advisable that students have a background in either GCSE Art and Design or Graphic Products.
The course will help you develop a graphic based portfolio, which will aid progression onto university level art and design-based courses.