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Graphic Communication A Level at Ursuline High School

Course description

Art & Design: Graphic Communication provides students with opportunities to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms. At AS level students are introduced to a variety of experiences employing a range of appropriate media, processes and techniques. At A2 level students should build upon the knowledge, understanding and skills gained at AS with greater depth of study.


Course content

- Students learn about meaning, function, style, scale, colour and content in Graphic Communication and develop an understanding of the way ideas; feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in images and artefacts.

- Students develop an ability to respond to an issue, concept or idea, working to a brief or answering a need and examine how images and artefacts relate to social, environmental, cultural and/or ethical contexts, and to the time and place in which they were created.

- Students develop an understanding of a variety of materials and genres and learn working vocabulary and specialist terminology. As part of this they develop an appreciation of the appropriate use of typography (which could include hand lettering and calligraphy), signs and symbols.

- Students develop an awareness of intended audience or purpose in Graphic Communication.


The course is taught in 4 units (2 in Year 12 and 2 in Year 13) with the course leading to an AS Level at the end of Year 12, with the possibility of continuing in Year 13 to take the full A Level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ursuline High School directly.

Last updated date: 30 March 2017
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