Full name of specification
Art and Design: Graphic Communication
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Why study this course?
Studying Graphics at GCSE is a fantastic way to develop a foundation portfolio of skills which will prepare students for further study of Art, Graphics and Photography at A Level. It is also a fantastic start to a career in the creative industries. This course encourages students to look at developing creative solutions to problems.
What can you expect from this course?
This is a brilliant opportunity to develop your observational drawing and understanding of a range of Adobe Programmes, including Illustrator and Photoshop.
How is it assessed?
60% Coursework, 40% Externally assessed exam
What can I do after completing this qualification?
The creative industries are one of the fastest growing economies in the UK. This GCSE is a great first step towards a career in this sector.
What will I study?
Project 1: Digital Portraits Exhibition Project
Project 2: Personal Investigation
Project 3: Externally set exam
Additional activities within this subject
Animation, Character Development, Photography