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Graphics (A Level) at Somervale School

Course description

Graphics covers a vast range of what you see around you in everyday life. We live in a world where, increasingly, the look and style of our materials, goods and possessions tells other people something about us. This reliance on a designer based environment has to be generated by someone, this course will explain how it is created and give you a chance to learn how to shape the products and look of tomorrow. Traditional graphical techniques will be enhanced with ICT work, investigations into industrial processes and modern manufacturing methods. To ensure we learn from history there is a strong theme of researching design periods, people and events.

  •  Who was Sir Alec Issigonis?
  •  What did Ettore Sottsass decide?
  •  How did Bel Geddes in the 1920s shape the products of today?

Graphic Products encompasses a wide range of disciplines but is firmly rooted in the skills required to design and make high quality products. Products that are fit for purpose, satisfy wants and needs, enhance our day to day lives, and most importantly, give you the opportunity to demonstrate your design and technology capability.

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE Graphics or prior experience in Graphics.

Future opportunities

Whether you complete the two years or just one, this course will prepare you for design courses which use a variety of materials and cover a large number of disciplines, it will give you an understanding of design which can be tailored to fit many creative studies.

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Who Might the Course Suit?

We are looking for students who are inquisitive, people who are curious about why things are like they are. Being good at drawing and graphics is not necessarily the most important skill; you need to be creative, imaginative and open minded. Students must be prepared to put in extra work to carry out research and coursework.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 April 2015

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