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Graphic Communication A Level at St Ivo School

Course description

The course aims to develop skills in:
- Formal graphic communication techniques.
- Creative, innovative, and experimental practice.
- Developing ideas from concept to finished product.
- Investigation, analysis and critical judgement, knowledge and understanding of both contemporary and historical graphic design and the contexts within which they operate.
- Knowledge and understanding of contemporary and historical graphic design and the contexts within which they operate.

Course content

Students will follow a course that leads to 2 examined components.
Component 1: Personal Investigation
Component 2: Externally Set Assignment
Both components are teacher assessed and externally moderated.

Entry requirements

Entry to St Ivo Sixth Form is dependent on the attitude to learning and behaviour as well as performance. This is set out in a separate document called “Sixth Form Entry Requirements” which is available on the school website. Some subjects will also have subject specific requirements.

Financial information

Students will need to purchase a range of art equipment/materials for use at home and sketch pads for each component. Additional costs for visits and workshops of approximately £50 per year.

Future opportunities

Students will often progress into product or art and design courses and specialise in an area of interest whilst completing their degree. Some may complete a one year Art Foundation course, whilst others prefer direct entry to university. Immediate entry into a related work placement is an alternative. Graphics opens up an array of opportunities including Graphic Design, Advertising, Product Design, Technical Illustration, Printing, Package Design, Interior Design and Architecture to name just a few possibilities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Ivo School directly.

Last updated date: 17 October 2016
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    • St Ivo School is situated in the town of St Ives. The sixth form offers nearly 40 subjects at a variety of levels and produces excellent exam results leading to students achieving their higher education and employment outcomes.