A Level Graphic Communication at St Bartholomew's School
This is a new two-year linear A Level course. There will be an option for students to complete an AS qualification at the end of Year 12. The AS exam is not, however, part of the full A Level course.
This builds on GCSE experience of either D&T: Graphics or the Graphics element within the Art and Design course. It is taught jointly by the Art and D&T: Construction Departments. Students receive support from both Art and D&T staff as they are introduced to new skills and techniques with which they can express their ideas in the two course work units.
The individual tutorial approach to working is excellent preparation for Higher Education. The final unit of work under examination conditions is the culmination of the whole course and should be looked on as an exciting challenge.
3 coursework units, internally marked and externally moderated – 75%
1 timed exam unit, internally marked and externally moderated – 25%
Teaching staff specialise in advertising, illustration, packaging, typography and craft and design history.
Everything about this exciting course is intended to provide students with new challenges. Teachers help students to decide whether their original enthusiasm is sufficiently strong to pursue more specialist training in Higher Education and, in particular, the type of specialist training which they might pursue.
Students make regular visits to London and Oxford galleries. The travel cost is about £10-£12.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Bartholomew's School directly.