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A Level Graphic Design at Great Sankey High School

Course description

The course requires students to produce a mixed media portfolio. Emphasis is put on versatility, as students are expected to become proficient in both manual and and digital techniques to develop their designs. Students will skills-based techniques in printing, stencilling, stamping as well as learning how to use industry-standard graphics software. Making BHC students versatile designers in a ever competitive creative world.

Course content

AS Level

Unit 1 - Coursework Portfolio

Unit 2 - Controlled Assignment - 5 hours

A2 Level

Unit 3 - Personal Investigation

Unit 4 - Controlled Assignment - 15 hours

Entry requirements

You will need to have a minimum of 5 A* - C grades at GCSE to study this course. You will need at least a GCSE grade B in an Arts or Technology subject. We also consider portfolio applications.


AS - Unit 1 is worth 50% and Unit 2 50% of the AS Grade

A2 - Unit 3 is worth 50% and Unit 4 50% of the A2 Grade

Future opportunities

Many students go onto Art Foundation and or degrees in Graphic and Art-related fields, including Architecture, Graphic Design, Computer Games Design, Animation, Fashion Design, Art and Design and much more!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Great Sankey High School directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015

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