Key Stage 5 Graphics

Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences, exploring 2D media, processes and techniques. Students’ work will focus on Graphic Design projects – typography, illustration, computer graphics, photography, packaging. Students will use a wide range of media.

The Art rooms are well equipped and students have access to a wide range of resources. Teaching is usually on a one-to-one basis, with students working on individual projects. Students will have the opportunity to make numerous gallery visits and take part in a visit to Amsterdam.

AS and A2

We follow the OCR specification.

Grades A – D at GCSE are the normal entry requirement, though in certain circumstances, and by negotiation, GCSE Art is not necessarily required,

AS is taken at the end of Year 12, A2 at the end of Year 13.

AS – Unit !: Research Projects (Graphic Design)

2 projects set by the Art Department.

Assessment:
Marked by the centre. 30% of AS, 15% of A2

AS – Unit 2: Personal Investigation

3000 word visual analysis of any Graphic Design work, movement or artist. Must be from first-hand study.

Assessment:
Marked by the centre. 30% of AS, 15% of A2

AS – Unit 3: Controlled Test

Range of questions set by OCR. Four weeks are allowed for preliminary test. A 5-hour controlled test to produce developmental work. This may be carried forward into Unit 4 as a project.

Assessment:
Marked by the centre. 40% of AS, 20% of A2

A2 – Unit 4: Specialist Project Graphic Design

2 projects set by Art Department.

Assessment:
Marked by centre. 15%

A2 – Unit 5: Personal Study – Graphic Design

An illustrated written study of an aspect of critical and historical studies in Graphic Design. Candidate’s own choice. 3000 words approximately.

Assessment:
Marked by the centre. 15%

A2 – Unit 6: Controlled Test Graphic Design

A range of questions set by OCR. 6 weeks preparation 15-hour controlled test

Assessment:
Marked by centre. 15%