Image of Art & Design: Graphics A Level


A Level        

Entry requirements:

Five GCSEs including Maths & English Language: a minimum of three GCSEs at Grade 4 and two GCSEs at Grade 5.    

Additional entry requirements:

Grade 4 in Art and Design or related Design Technology subject.    

What is it?

Learning how to combine imaginative, innovative graphic design ideas in response to briefs with industry standard Adobe software. This gives students the skills for high employability.    

Why choose this subject at BSFC?

The specially designed School of Art & Design is a separate building purely for Art students to bring out their creativity in the best and most inspiring environment with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.    

What will I study?

Developing a portfolio using traditional graphic design techniques and industry software, along with negotiating an externally set brief project with help from your teachers.    

How will I be assessed?

60% coursework; 40% exam projects.    

How will this subject prepare me for the world of work?

Creatively working to briefs using media industry standard software provides students with the skills necessary for a broad range of design careers.    

Exam Board:


Educate Awards - Most Inspirational Sixth Form
Educate North College of the Year 2023
TES Shortlist
Quality in Careers
CE Certified
BePART Educational Trust
Sixth Form Colleges Association
Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award