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Graphic Design A Level Block B at Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

AS: This course focuses on developing and exploring ideas whilst using graphics materials and techniques to refine ideas in the form of a large project with a final piece/s being created in exam conditions. An independent attitude to study is essential and the ability to think creatively and see a project through from initial ideas to final realisation. The final exam project consists of preparation work and a final piece(s) created in 10 hours under exam conditions. A2: The A2 year is a natural progression from the AS Graphics course, with continued development of creative ideas. A wide range of Graphics materials and techniques will be developed further, as a result of the creation of a personal investigation (1000 to 3000 words), which will allow for an in depth study into the contextualisation of your project. The final exam project consists of preparation work and a final piece/s created in 15 hours under exam conditions.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE or equivalent grades at 4 or above, including GCSE Graphics at grade 4 or above.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other Advanced Level courses, such as Fine Art, Photography, Textiles, Ceramics or Product Design, or to prepare for the A2 part of Graphics, which could lead onto Higher Education courses. With further training, you could go into employment related to art and design such as a graphic designer, illustrator, advertising or animator. You could also go straight into employment, as these are recognised qualifications that will encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years