Subject Staff Leader
Mrs P Lane – email@example.com
Board – AQA
Unit 1 – Coursework: Skills demonstration
Unit 2 – Coursework—Extended making project
Unit 3 – Exam
Assessment of Course
The Technical Award has the same weighting as a GCSE and will count as equivalent to one GCSE.
The course has two internally assessed units worth 30% each and one externally assessed exam, worth 40% of the final grade.
This qualification is intended for students interested in using graphics based materials in a practical and imaginative way, in the context of marketing and promotion. Students will develop an understanding of commercial and industrial processes and an awareness of careers within the industry. It will particularly appeal to learners who are looking for a course that is practical in nature.
The Technical Award in Visual Communication will give learners the opportunity to develop an understanding of:
digital software applications
The skills and knowledge gained will allow students to progress to a range of Level 3 courses or an apprenticeship in a related area of employment. It prepares students for a career such as a graphic designer, typography designer, illustrator, architect, CAD/CAM operator, theatre set production.
Students will also develop transferable skills in teamwork and communication that will be of value to them no matter what career they choose to follow.
To view KS4 Graphics Teaching Outlines please click here»