Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September | Exam Board: EDEXCEL
Please note all of our A Level subjects must be studied as part of a full time A Level programme. You will choose 3 A level subjects to study over two years.
What is this course about?
You will be given the opportunity to develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and to respond in a personal and creative way. You will embrace all aspects of the Graphic disciplines: Advertising; Illustration; Typography; Interactive Media.
Why choose this course?
The Art and Design department has a team of motivated teachers who are highly trained with a diverse range of specialisms. This means you get to experience the broadest range of creative techniques possible. They have a proven track record in securing student success. The course is run in a spacious, purpose built, open plan art studio. This creates a supportive safe and fun environment to work in.
A minimum of 3 x Grade 5’s and 2 x Grade 4’s at GCSE including a Grade 5 in English Language and a Grade 5 in Maths. One of your Grade 5’s must be in an Art related subject. Every student will need to submit an appropriate portfolio at an interview. Plus you must attend a Creative Skills session in college.
What will this course lead on to?
A Level Graphic Communication students’ progress on to Further and Higher Education courses in Art and Design. From there they gain exciting and dynamic careers in Graphic Design, Web Design, Interactive Design, Game Design and Animation.
A Level Graphic Communication students who want to work are always welcome in the art rooms. The Art and Design department has a library and quiet area for drop-in work sessions. They also run enrichment in Textiles, Art, Multi Media and Photography.
What will I learn on this course?
- Record observations, experiences, ideas, information and insights appropriate to intentions Analyse and critically evaluate art and design practice demonstrating an understanding of purposes, meanings and contexts
·Use art and design practice to develop ideas through sustained investigations and exploration, selecting and using materials, processes and resources, identifying and interpreting relationships and analysing methods and outcomes
· Use art and design practice to present a personal, coherent and informed response, realising intentions, and showing connections with the work of others
· Demonstrate an understanding of continuity and change in Graphic Design in different genres, styles and traditions Identify issues relevant to Graphical Communication
· Research and collect relevant information Visualise possible solutions and evaluate their effectiveness
· Synthesise and develop appropriate ideas Use materials and techniques appropriately
How will I be assessed?
The A level course is tightly structured as you have a lot to learn and very little time. Everything you do must contribute towards your final grade. There are six full Interim Assessments throughout the year. Homework is marked every week on a specific day and work produced in lesson is marked through constant observation. All units have a final assessment which adheres to the assessment objectives. At the end of the year the work is moderated by the Examining Board.
Are there any costs associated with this course?
There is a subject specific shopping list of materials that you will need to purchase. You will also contribute to any trip costs.
The Cronton Experience:
During your time at Cronton Sixth Form College, you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different enrichment activities in your free time. These will increase your enjoyment of your studies and equip you for further success. Click the image below for more information!
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes