Graphic Communication GCSE

Full name of specification

Art and Design: Graphic Communication

Exam board specification link

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206

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