Graphics at The Joseph Rowntree School
This is very much a practical course with the first term of both courses spent developing and experimenting with a range of media, techniques and skills.
You will develop an understanding of content related to graphic design:
* Understanding of a variety of materials and genres.
* Understanding of meaning, function, style, scale, colour and content.
* Awareness of intended audience or purpose.
* Ability to respond to an issue, concept or idea.
* Appreciation of the relationship of form and function and, where applicable, the constraints of working to a brief.
* Appreciation of the appropriate use of typography
* How ideas, feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in images and artefacts created in graphic communication.
* Historical and contemporary developments and different styles and genres.
* How images and artefacts relate to social, environmental, cultural and/or ethical contexts, and to the time and place in which they were created.
To be successful at A-Level, students need to achieve an average points score of 38, which is broadly equivalent to 5 GCSE grades A*-C
Typically we would expect that you have completed a GCSE in Graphics or Art and Design and attained a ‘C’ grade pass or better.
You should also be able to work independently and should be keen to experiment with a range of different media, ideas and concepts
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Joseph Rowntree School directly.