The course consists of two main components:
• Component 1, which makes
up 60% of the overall mark and consists of two parts: Personal Investigation (72 marks) and the Personal Study (18 marks).
• Component 2, which is the
Externally Set Assignment, makes up 40% of the overall mark.
Both components involve
creative problem-solving, which requires students to undertake investigative and research work in addition to experimental practical exploration, looking at alternative ways to find a solution to a Graphic communication problem.
Journal work needs to be informed, purposeful and extensive. Students must learn to work with independence; carrying out in-depth research from a range of primary sources, critiquing and refining their experimentation before developing final responses.
This independent work is demanding so students must be prepared to be hard-working and innovative risk takers.
General entry minimum requirements to study three Level 3 qualifications for Hillview Sixth Form are Grade 4 in both English Language and Maths together with 3 other GCSE grades at Grade 4 or above.
SUBJECT SPECIFIC ENTRANCE CRITERIA:
Art & Design: Graphic Communication - Grade
5 or above in a creative Art & Design subject.