Art & Design (Graphics)


The Graphics course gives you the opportunity to develop a personal and structured approach to project work. You’ll explore ideas and materials, develop your critical faculties in both practical and written work and acquire a high level of design, presentation and making skills.

This is a specialised course that involves work in areas of illustration, advertising graphics and typography.

What we’ll study

You will be expected to show proficiency in drawing and painting as well as exploring a wide variety of techniques and ideas related to both art and design.

Studying Graphics with us you’ll be joining our Art & Design department. We’ve recently had a major upgrade and expansion of the outstanding Art and Design department, giving a huge range of spacious work and display spaces. State-of-the-art Apple technology is standard and all facilities offer students first class equipment and resources.

Graphic computer-based work will be used as a creative method to develop and realise ideas. You will study the work of other artists, designers and photographers, including work from primary sources during visits to galleries and museums.

Your future

Graphics offers a firm foundation to your university studies, if you’re pursuing higher education in the Art & Design area.

And there are a huge range of career options open to you, relating to art and design. From architecture to garden design, graphic design, film and television to museum work, animation and teaching.



How you’ll be assessed

Like GCSE Art & Design courses, assessment is through practical coursework (60%) and controlled examination (40%), supported by a written, illustrated critical study.


Level: A Level

Entry Requirements:

General College entry requirements.

GCSE Art, grade 4 or above or GCSE Graphics grade 4 or above or a related area, such as GCSE Design Technology, grade 4 or above.

GCSE English, grade 4 or above is recommended.

Pass at Level 2, if you have studied BTEC Art and Design/Art and Design.

Pass at Level 2, if you studied for an Extended Certificate/Art and Design Diploma.

Students without GCSE in Art or a related subject will need to present a folder of work for negotiation, which must include at least one drawing made from direct observation.

Great subjects to partner A Level Graphics:

Art, Photography, Textiles, Media Studies, Film Studies are all strong companion subjects for this course.

To discuss whether Graphics is right for you, do get in touch.

Contact: Mr N Howarth Email:


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Name: Mr N. Howarth
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