Graphic communication aims to give students the skills to produce personal creative work and develop their understanding of graphic design at A-level. Students develop their knowledge of materials and techniques, and the skills to communicate ideas and information visually. Graphic Communication helps students to develop an effective personal visual language and develop their understanding of historical and contemporary influences on design. Graphic communication opens the door to a large number of fascinating and rewarding specialisms and careers in industry, commerce, and the media.
This A-level is a practical course in which students learn by doing, so they will be able to create imaginative personal work. They find out about a whole range of media, techniques, and processes. Students will develop their creativity and independent thought, learn to express their selves visually and let their imagination flourish. Graphic communication is a great companion to all other subjects as creativity, imagination, and problem-solving skills can give students great ideas for their other subjects.
At A-level, for component 1 you will develop work for a personal investigation into an idea, issue, concept or theme supported by written material. This will count for 60% of your total A-level marks. In component 2 you will produce personal work in response to one of eight exciting starting points which will count for 40% of your total A-level marks.