Graphics (Art Syllabus) A Level at Sir John Lawes School
This is an art based graphics course jointly taught by the art and technology faculties. You should enjoy solving image based problems which are suitable for commercial application and enjoy working to design briefs. You will be given the opportunity to work on projects relating to design, illustration and typography through a wide range of drawing and mark making media including paint, pastels, inks and collage, developing your ideas and images using specialist computer software like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
This course would suit people who have an interest in photography as well as traditional art skills. Access to your own camera would be an advantage but not essential.
There will be an initial skills based project followed by a self-directed practical project called the specialist project. This will include a written and illustrated art history project and a series of linked graphical outcomes. You will also complete a 10 hour mock exam and a 15 hour timed test.
You would normally be expected to have achieved a good pass, (B or above) in GCSE Art and Design or Graphics, as well as an APS of 4.5 or above.
You will be marked on your visual recording skills, development of ideas, contextual awareness and realisations.
Coursework 60% included 1000+ word written research project that is worth 12% of the final mark.
15 hour Practical Exam sat in sessions over a three week period worth 40% of the final mark.
This course can also be taken in combination with Art and Design, Textiles or Photography A level but due to the similar structure of the courses advice should be taken if you plan to do this.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Lawes School directly.