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Qualification name GCE A Level in Art and Design
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation WJEC (Formerly Welsh Joint Education Committee)
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 1st September 2023
Cost £0.00
Cost description Contributions to the cost of resources and colour printing and Art packs we aim to keep this below £20. Students should budget for trips to galleries and museums
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.


Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

At least 6 GCSEs at grades 9-4 , including GCSE English Language and Grade 4 in GCSE Art and/or Graphics if studied. However, if these GCSEs have not been taken then a selection of artwork and sketchbooks, which demonstrate acceptable levels of skill, will be requested for consideration. (Level 2 vocational qualifications at Merit or Distinction will be treated as equivalent to one GCSE)

View the key features of this course.

This course is aimed at students who demonstrate good problem-solving skills and creative ideas. This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of design principles and visual communication giving you a strong foundation of skills. You will also be given the freedom to explore and experiment with a wide range of traditional and digital techniques and processes. Graphics is suited to those looking to pursue a career in the world of design, illustration, animation, games design, architecture or Art foundation. Within the subject of graphic design, you are encouraged to explore a range of disciplines such as illustration, typography, advertising, packaging,branding, editorial design, book covers, animation and web design. You will learn and develop a variety of techniques within drawing, illustration, typography, laser cutting, print making, collage, textiles and photography.

Understand how the course will be delivered.

2 Lessons a week with additional requirement of individual study time of 3 hours a week

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

All of your creative, practical and analytical work will be assessed by your tutors and moderated externally.

Brand Designer, Graphic Designer, Creative Director, Illustrator, Interactive Designer; These are just a small selection of the careers you could go on to pursue should you study A Level Graphic Communication.Many of these careers require a university degree and therefore we would recommend looking into the specific requirements for each university course by heading to their respective websites.

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Name One Sixth Form College
Address Scrivener Drive
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Phone 01473 556615

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