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Art & Design - Graphic Communication A Level at S. Peter's Collegiate School - A CofE Academy

Course description

Candidates will use traditional and new technologies to explore one or more areas of Graphic Communication, including: Illustration, advertising, packaging design, design for print, computer graphics and multimedia. Candidates will be required to demonstrate specific skills and techniques, knowledge and understanding through the investigation, development, refinement and presentation of ideas related to their chosen area(s) of study.

This course will give students the opportunity to increase individual ownership of work and develop a varied portfolio with a coherent project at the core.

General Art and Design course giving students an opportunity to develop a portfolio in a variety of different media.

Course content

Unit 1 - Course work portfolio

Candidates submit thoughtfully presented work that demonstrates the breadth and depth of study in their chosen area(s) of Graphic Communications. Will be at least one extended project or collection of work that demonstrates the candidates ability to develop work from a starting point or brief, to a meaningful realisation of ideas.

Assessment:   

This is across four different sets of assessment criteria which are all weighted 25% each: Develop, Explore, Record, Present.

Maximum Marks available:

80 marks

Information regarding Assessment:

Internal assessment external moderation

 

Unit 2 - Externally Set Assignment

Externally set assignment including five hours of supervised time; this time is to be used to develop ideas. Candidates choose from one of five questions, provided by the exam board, to be used as starting points.

Assessment:

This is across four different sets of assessment criteria which are all weighted 25% each: Develop, Explore, Record, Present.

Maximum Marks available:

80 marks

Information regarding Assessment:

Internal assessment external moderation

 

Unit 3 - Personal Investigation

Practical unit with written elements in which candidates are expected to develop a personal project based on an idea, issue, concept or theme leading to a finished piece or pieces. Written aspect of this unit is important and should link to contemporary or past practice of Artists, Designers or Craftspeople. Candidates should submit no less than 1000 and no more than 3000 words.

Assessment:   

This is across four different sets of assessment criteria which are all weighted 25% each: Develop, Explore, Record, Present.

Maximum Marks available:

80 marks

Information regarding Assessment:

Internal assessment external moderation

 

Unit 4 -  A2 Externally Set Assignment

Candidates will select one of 8 questions to be used as starting points. Candidates will be assessed on their ability to work independently for 15 hours unaided, supervised time at the end of their project, leading to a final piece or pieces across the four assessment objectives.

Assessment:   

This is across four different sets of assessment criteria which are all weighted 25% each: Develop, Explore, Record, Present.

Maximum Marks available:

80 marks

Information regarding Assessment:

Internal assessment external moderation

Entry requirements

GCSE APS of 40.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact S. Peter's Collegiate School - A CofE Academy directly.

Last updated date: 03 December 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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