Art & Design (Graphics or Photography)

GCSE Art & Design (Graphics or Photography)

The courses are aimed at anyone considering A Levels, or other further study, in Art & Design, who do not currently have the required Level 2 profile. They may also be of direct use for further study in related disciplines, for example Media or Film Studies.

Future Prospects

The courses are aimed at anyone considering A Levels, or other further study, in Art & Design, who does not currently have the required Level 2 profile. They may also be of direct use for further study in related disciplines, for example Media or Film Studies, or simply act as a way to increase qualifications at Level 2, providing access to Level 3 qualifications.

What will I be studying?

GCSE Art & Design (Graphics)
The course will feature some drawing and photography, developed through handmade and computer based design work towards a final piece, which will most often be computer based. Students will produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more area(s) including illustration, advertising, communication graphics, computer graphics, multimedia and/or web design.

GCSE Art & Design (Photography)
This course will feature photography, some darkroom, but predominantly digital work. Handmade and computer based development work will progress towards a final piece. Students will produce practical and critical/ contextual work in one or more area(s) including theme-based photography (portrait, landscape, still-life, reportage), experimental imagery, video and film.

Please note that both courses will be taught in one class, allowing students to choose, with advice from their teacher, which specification will be most suitable, following a common starting point. For this reason, it will not be possible to take both courses.

Assessment is through practical coursework, 60% and controlled examination 40%, supported by some written material.

Factfile

Level: GCSE

Entry Requirements: 3 GCSE grades at 3 and above and one GCSE at Grade 4.

Related Subjects: Art, Photography, Media Studies

For more information contact

Name: Mr N. Howarth
Email: nsh@holycross.ac.uk
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