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23/03/24

Ready for day 1!!! 🏔️🎿🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/y2lbWQRb8B

23/03/24

Ready for day 1!!! 🏔️🎿🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/y2lbWQRb8B

22/12/23

Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲 pic.twitter.com/Vs94QEtVtZ

22/12/23

Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲 pic.twitter.com/Vs94QEtVtZ

02/10/23

10 days to go 💛Let's make this one bigger and brighter than ever before. pic.twitter.com/wYbbql7FCv

02/10/23

Talking about how we're feeling can make the world of difference. This we are partnering with to help . pic.twitter.com/qO6YDreE3z

01/10/23

10 days to go 💛Let's make this one bigger and brighter than ever before. pic.twitter.com/wYbbql7FCv

26/09/23

Talking about how we're feeling can make the world of difference. This we are partnering with to help . pic.twitter.com/qO6YDreE3z

31/07/23

Stormzy and HSBC fund 36 black Cambridge students https://t.co/YqbUjbdsUk

30/07/23

Stormzy and HSBC fund 36 black Cambridge students https://t.co/YqbUjbdsUk

19/07/23

To be connected with creative career opportunities, A Level Media Studies students enjoyed lunch on Primrose Hill before being welcomed at the Roundhouse and then The October Gallery for creative industry tours, talks and workshops as part of Year 12’s Careers Day on July 10th pic.twitter.com/nnLR9lMZy4

19/07/23

As part of our all-through curriculum Ms. Deering and Year 6 are bringing their sketchbooks to Ms. Stephens in the secondary art room ready for Year 7 in September. pic.twitter.com/GQQyk8JMN4

13/07/23

Really well done to all of our students for a fantastic concert. Thank you to for hosting and and for all their help and support. https://t.co/YzGGgffMEn

13/07/23

For anyone who needs to hear this today 💙 pic.twitter.com/QGcgD9HAfD

13/07/23

Be kind to your mind this and get involved in our quiz. 🧠Can you guess the wellbeing related words from these anagrams? Comment below ⬇ pic.twitter.com/H5dG3KQkWu

12/07/23

For anyone who needs to hear this today 💙 pic.twitter.com/QGcgD9HAfD

12/07/23

Be kind to your mind this and get involved in our quiz. 🧠Can you guess the wellbeing related words from these anagrams? Comment below ⬇ pic.twitter.com/H5dG3KQkWu

11/07/23

Really well done to all of our students for a fantastic concert. Thank you to for hosting and and for all their help and support. https://t.co/YzGGgffMEn

05/07/23

What are teacher strikes really about?We need to discuss the wider context to understand why teachers feel the current situation is unsustainable.https://t.co/rkfrHcgKUp#strikes pic.twitter.com/3jFoYwgXVe

05/07/23

Today as 300,000 teachers go on strike to this is why. 👉 Share or like if you’re with us. pic.twitter.com/Tfx8sWh3Tg

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Graphic Communications

A Level Graphic Communications (Edexcel 9GC0)

Aims

Graphic Communication is a constantly shifting and changing subject, responding to social change and attitude, linked with consumer senses and visual interface. Graphic Communication is a course based on creating visual meaning through the consumer market of Design and Technology to the visualisation of Art, by communicating solutions to image-based problems within a set of design constraints. You will work and produce designs suitable for commercial application such as advertising, packaging, logos/corporate identity, information graphics, digital photography and magazine design.

The full specification can be found on the Edexcel website: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/e dexcel-a-levels/art-and-design-2015.html

Content

A level in Graphic Communications encourages learners to:

  • Develop, review and refine ideas.
  • Analyse contextual and other sources to inform your investigations.
  •  Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes.
  •  Record your ideas, observations and insights.
  •  · present personal and meaningful responses.

The course encourages a broad approach, which allows you to develop a sound grounding in a number of areas while still exploring the subject in-depth. The subject specifications build on the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired by students taking Art and/or Design Technology at GCSE. It is expected that you will have developed sufficient understanding and skills for this program of study.

Component 1

Y12 Component 1: Personal Portfolio

Year 12: A-level Year 1 Component 1: Portfolio You will present one research project based on the theme ‘Fashion’. You will also join the Art, Craft & Design group for two art and design workshop days.

Component 2:

Year 12 Component 2: Personal Investigation  

Component 2: Personal Investigation In the second project you will build upon the skills and processes that you have already learnt by exploring themes and ideas that interest you in response to the exam question paper.

Component 1:

Year 13 Component 1: Personal Portfolio (60% of A-level)

Year 13: A-level Year 2 Component 1: Personal Investigation (60% of A-level) During this year you will explore personal areas of enquiry or themes that interest you. You will be expected to show a greater range of understanding and creative skills building upon your prior learning in Year 12 and produce a written research-based project that supports your practical design work.

Component 2:

Year 13 Component 2: Externally Set Assignment (40% of A-level)  

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment (40% of A-level) By this point you will have developed a set of practical skills and be able to produce an accomplished exhibition of practical artwork. You will receive a question paper in February and will use your preparation time to build upon the skills and processes that you have already learnt by exploring themes and ideas that interest you in response to the exam board question paper. You will produce a piece or pieces of work over a 15-hour exam.

Assessment

Assessment objectives and weightings

Below are the assessment objectives for this specification.

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Grading, awarding and reporting

A level qualifications are reported as a grade from A* to E. Results not attaining the minimum standard for the award will be reported as U (unclassified).

Graphic Design A-level and beyond

Graphic Communication can lead to many exciting opportunities for further study at university, areas include: interactive design, web design, advertising, graphic design, packaging design, illustration, photography, film and TV, animation, editorial design, typographic design, corporate design, exhibition design and book design. It can also benefit and enhance other creative areas such as: product designers, artists, writers, film-makers and 3D designers