Graphic Communication

Subject Mission Statement

Art, Design and Technology subjects sit in the curriculum to develop students practical hands-on learning experience. Students develop the skills to be independent and creative developing their knowledge of both technical and life skills. Our curriculum is one that offers something for all, where diversity and individuality is celebrated, and personal outlet is encouraged and embraced.


This course is designed to follow the GCSE Art & Design courses offered in Graphics, Textiles, Fine Art and Three Dimensional Design. It is recommended that one of these courses has been successfully completed at GCSE Level. Students will develop artistic and practical abilities through knowledge, understanding, skills and application for designing graphic outcomes. Graphic Communication encompasses a variety of design disciplines including Art, Photography, Typography and Media such as the Adobe suite, including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, as well as animation and CAD/Web design. These elements are firmly rooted into producing highly original and vibrant graphic outcomes, often to a live design brief. This course contains a personal investigation, usually identified in conjunction with a business or commercial client. Students work closely with their client to deliver appropriate, marketable graphic outcomes. A written prose is also required of between 1000 and 3000 words, based around individual investigations, which demonstrates the student’s ability to construct and develop a sustained line of reasoning from an initial brief to a final realisation. There is also an externally set practical assignment including a development period preceding a supervised examination.

KS5 Intent Statement

Qualification Details

Exam Board: AQA
Qualification Title: Graphic Communication
Qualification Specification Code: 7203
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the AQA webpage for the specification.

Entry Requirements

Standard Sixth Form entry requirement

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Possible Career Paths

Who should I speak to if I need further information?

Miss F. Bennett and Miss M. Smyth

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