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Graphic Communication at Brighouse High School

Course description

Think about all the things that you see and interact with on a daily basis.

The packaging design on your cereal box, the billboards you pass on your journey to college, the layout of your favourite app or website.

At one point they will have all begun life as ideas from a graphic designer. If you are looking for a course that is hands on and creative, then this may be the course for you.

Graphic Communication is an Art & Design based course that allows you to explore and experiment in a wide range of graphic media, including: Illustration, Advertising, Packaging Design, Design for Print, Communication & Computer Graphics.

Lessons are taught at the main school site at Finkil Street. Students have access to Adobe Creative Suite software as well as 2D Design Tools, as well as access to use of workshops and tools and equipment if needed.

Course content

Year 12 Course Content:

Unit 1: Coursework unit

You produce an extended collection of work that shows how you are developing your knowledge, skills and understanding of Graphic Communication. The work will provide evidence of research, the development of ideas, making skills and critical/contextual understanding.

It will also show your ability to how you have developed your work from an initial starting point to a realisation.

Unit 2: Examined unit

You will respond to a brief, provided by AQA, to produce work which provides evidence of their ability to research and develop ideas and to make clear the link between your own and others’ work within specified time constraints.

 

Year 13 A-level Course Content:

Unit 1: Coursework unit

You will produce and develop work based on an idea, issue, concept or theme leading to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes. Practical elements should make connections with some aspect of contemporary or past practice of designer(s) and include written work of no less than 1000 and no more than 3000 words which supports the practical work.

Unit 2: Examined unit

You will respond to a brief, provided by AQA, to produce work which provides evidence of their ability to work independently within specified time constraints, developing a personal and meaningful response which addresses all the assessment objectives and leads to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes.

 

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements:  A minimum of 5 GCSE A*-C grades including Mathematics and English language.

Assessment

Assessment: 1 exam and 1 coursework submission at the end of 2 years of study in May/June 2018

This is a two year linear course.  The AS is a standalone qualification if taken, and does not count towards the full A2.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 January 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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