Art Graphics

A-level Art Graphics at Rainhill Sixth Form aims to teach you how to think, act and become a contemporary graphic designer. You will be challenged to understand all aspects of successful graphic design which includes in depth focus around essential skills such as: typography, brand identity, brand development, ambient concept generation and professional outcome processes.
Course Aims
You will work across a wide range of media from simple sketching to highly detailed Adobe Illustrator design work. All work will be underpinned by in-depth studies which will help you write critically about your design ideas and concepts.

The course focus is centered on original design ideas and concepts, coupled with high level outcomes that would be industry ready.

Students should have high expectations and will be continually pushed to help explore individual creative boundaries. We aim to offer an innovative, relevant and highly challenging course leading to further study or employment in a wide range of creative fields.

Success rate for students achieving a first choice degree place across the past seven years has been 100%.

Entry Requirements
Minimum GCSE grade 6 or equivalent in an Art subject such as Fine Art, Art textiles, Photography or Art Graphics.
Progression
Following completion of the course students can continue into Degree studies at Universities or Foundation degree studies at University. Students could also take on design apprenticeships or engage straight into employment. Past students have gone onto work for Nike Europe (Based in Amsterdam) and Elmwood design (Largest design agency in Europe).
Awarding Body
AQA A-level Art Graphics. This is a level 3 qualification.
Exam
The course is a two year, 1 x A-level programme.

The weighting of assessment is 60% portfolio and 40% externally set assignment.

The portfolio assignments are set and marked by your teacher and then externally moderated. You will complete 4 projects which will form your portfolio.

The externally set assignment will be set by the exam board and marked by your teacher. Following this all examination outcomes are then externally moderated.

Within your year 13 studies it is a requirement of the course to produce an extended piece of critical and contextual writing around 2500 words long to support your personal studies.

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