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Graphics at Mark Rutherford School

Course description

The Edexcel course emphasises two key features, creativity and sustainability. It is designed to allow students to explore ideas of originality and value, to question and challenge, to envisage what could be, but equally to achieve the results that will progress their career path. The structure of this course allows students to deve lop a range of skills and outcomes at AS level which will demonstrate their creativity. T hey will then apply this at A2 level to a design and make project.

All modern designers have to consider sustainable issues when designing new products. Good design is vital to our world and the economy; this course will provide students with the skills to be a modern day designer, not just for now but the future. The course is an interesting and popular subject at A Level, especially if you like sketching, bein g cr eative, modelling making and have an interest to make products function better.

Course content

Aims of the Course:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of places, environments, concepts, processes, interactions and change, at a variety of scales
  • Apply knowledge and understanding in different contexts to interpret, analyse and evaluate geog raphical information and issues
  • Use a variety of relevant quantitative, qualitative and fieldwork skills to investigate geogra phical questions and issues , interpret, analyse and evaluate data and evidence , and construct arguments and draw conclusions

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements apply. Candidates also require d to have a grade B or above in a Design and Technology subject such as Graphic Products or Product Design.


AS Unit 6GR01 – 60% of AS. Coursework, marked by teachers and moderated by the exam board.

AS Unit 6GR02 – 4 0% of AS. Written examination.

A2 Unit 6GR03 – 40% of A2. Written examination.

A2 Unit 6GR04 – 60% of A2. Coursework, marked by teachers and moderated by the exam board.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 November 2017

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