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Graphics

Level 2

Duration: 1 Year

Contact: Mr M Davies

Entry Requirements

No formal entry qualifications are required for Level 2 courses.

Course Content

Unit 1: Portfolio (60%) Your portfolio must include both:
1: A sustained project developed in response to a subject, theme, task or brief (the topic will be set by your teacher) evidencing the journey from initial engagement with an idea(s) to the realisation of intentions. This will give you the opportunity to demonstrate, through an extended creative response, your ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and/or understanding.

2: A selection of further work resulting from activities such as trials and experiments; skills-based workshops; mini and/or foundation projects; responses to gallery, museum or site visits; work placements; independent study and evidence of your specific role in any group work undertaken.

You must provide evidence of drawing activity and written annotation in your work.

Unit 2: Externally set assignment (40%)
AQA will provide an externally set assignment (exam paper) on 2 January, with seven different starting points – you must select and respond to one of these. This unit gives you the opportunity to demonstrate, through an extended creative response, your ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and understanding in response to your selected starting point. Again, you must show evidence of drawing activity and written annotation. Then, around April time, you will have 10 hours in your Art room in which time you are required to realise your intentions.


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Further Opportunities

Future potential in this subject is very broad. Every printed page, poster or product has a graphic designer somewhere in the process. Graphic Designers all follow an Art and Design route in Further Education and Higher Education. This course would be suited to then lead on to AS or A2 Level Graphics.

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