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Art & Design (Graphic Communication) AS & A Level at Queen Elizabeth's School

Course description

Art & Design, Graphic Communication is a practical course that allows you to be as creative as you want to be.

It is designed to encourage interest and enjoyment in the study of art and design. Students are encouraged to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures whilst working from their own strengths and interests within the remit of the AQA specification.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C in Graphics or C in Design Technology or Art.

Note: a portfolio of work and interview process may be used to support applications, particularly if demand for the subject is high.

Assessment

AS Only

  • Component 1: Portfolio
    60 weighting
    Theme/topic set by staff. Marked by the centre and moderated by AQA.
  • Component 2: Externally Set Assignment
    40% weighting
    Externally set. Marked by the centre and moderated by AQA.

A Level Full Course

  • Component 1: Personal Investigation
    60% weighting
    Practical and written Personal Investigation. Marked by the centre and moderated by AQA.
  • Component 2: Externally Set Assignment
    40% weighting
    Externally set. Marked by the centre and moderated by AQA.

Future opportunities

Many students go on to higher education in Art and Design, then aim to join the world of advertising as graphic designers, illustrators, typographers or to become painters, sculptors, textile designers, fashion designers, photographers...

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2016
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