Graphics A Level Course Content

Year Term 1Term 2Term 3
Year 12Coursework (60% of A Level) until Term 2 in Year 13

Portraiture:
– Students to look at a contemporary graphic artist and form their own personal interpretation of their work as well as writing analytically about the artists work as well as their own. This unit also enables the students to look at portraiture photography as well as creating an artistic portraiture piece of work from material that wouldn’t normally be used i.e. food.

Printing and Experimentation:
– Students to a variety of printing techniques such as lino, mono and screen. This unit is very experimental and encourages students to be creative with a variety of mediums to form exciting prints and texture pieces that can be used for digital outcomes later in other units.
Drawing and Photography:
– Students to look at a contemporary graphic artist and photographers that produce current designs that involve models interacting with illustrations. Students will form their own personal responses to this brief.

Animation:
– Students to learn how to digitally create an animation by either using paper, modelling clay or Photoshop. The theme choice is decided by the students but this unit is intended to challenge the students into thinking how they can make things move.
Self Reflection Task:
– Students to produce a self reflection piece of piece of writing that reflect on all work produced so far as well as outlining their plans for their personal investigation unit.

Personal Investigation:
– Students to choose what they want to design i.e. a poster for a Fashion show / a DVD cover for a new film. Students will carry out research, contextual studies, design ideas and development before producing their final pieces. This unit of work will be started in June and will continue until the end of January.
Year 13Personal Investigation continued:
– Students to choose what they want to design i.e. a poster for a Fashion show / a DVD cover for a new film. Students will carry out research, contextual studies, design ideas and development before producing their final pieces. This unit of work will be started in June and will continue until the end of January.
Exam Board Set Assignment (40% of A Level):
- Students will be given an exam paper and will choose a question in which they will then research. Students will form their own unit of work from this starting point. Throughout the exam unit, students will carry out research, artist work (contextual studies), design ideas and development in which they will then produce a final piece and evaluate.
Exam Board Set Assignment continued:
– Students to complete their exam this term in which 15hrs will be sat in exam conditions. Students will sit this in the main Graphics room and work at the computers to produce their final designs.

Students will have completed the course before May half term.

Click here for the 2017 – 18 Graphics A Level course information.