A Level Graphic Communication
The AS Graphic Communication course is separated into two parts. Part A of the course is concerned with the development of skills. You will be introduced to and explore a variety of experiences, techniques and process in Graphic Communication, using both hand-made and digital methods. You will work through a series of workshops, tasks and mini briefs to prepare you for the externally set task, which is responsible for 100% of your overall grade and starts in January. You will present your work in a blog format so that you have access to it from home. This also enables your tutors to track, and provide regular feedback, on your progress. Part B consists of a choice of externally set starting points. You will complete a project in response to one of these.
All materials and equipment needed to complete the course will be provided. We have the latest Adobe packages, Wacom tablets, scanners and DSLR cameras, which are all readily available for students to use. Support and reference materials can be accessed on the department ‘Weebly’ (www.loretographics.weebly.com)
There are four assessment objectives that you are marked on. These are outlined below and will be regularly referred to during assessments and discussions about your work.
September 2016 – January 2017
(Various workshops, visits, research tasks and mini-projects.)
Method of Assessment
Work will be internally assessed and will include:
January 2017 – May 2017
A paper will be issued from the exam board in January and will provide you with a variety of themes to respond to. There will be a choice of written and visual starting points, briefs and stimuli. A response should be based on one of these options.
Method of assessment
100% of total AS level
Learners are expected to demonstrate their ability to:
Art and Design underpins all creative subjects. Graphic Communication can be effective alongside Photography and 3D Design, Performing Arts, Film and Media Studies as well as Computing, English and ICT.