Students will be assessed on individual merit/suitable portfolio if no Art GCSE or related subject. Students can only pick up a maximum of two VAD practical subjects.

Graphic Communication A Level


Graphic Communication A Level

About the course

This creative course encourages you to develop your skills as a practicing designer. You will be introduced to a variety of projects with the intention to build on your design skills, both digital and hand-made. You will build a portfolio of work as a result of this before consolidating your learning within a personal investigative project and an externally set assignment. 

5/C in English Language; 5/C or above in GCSE Art and Design or art and design related subject. 

On this course, students are encouraged to experiment with a range of graphic processes. Drawing, mark-making, print making, typography, illustration, photography, digital design and animation (including the Adobe Creative Cloud suite) are just some of the techniques explored. You will also develop a critical understanding of contextual sources that support and develop your designs.

Assessment takes place regularly on the course to provide feedback to develop your visual artwork and written components (through one-to-one support and group critiques of work). The course contains two assessed components: a personal investigation portfolio and an externally set assignment.  



The course has a successful progression record to both Art Foundation Diplomas and Design related or Architecture degree courses (including animation and advertising). University of the Arts, London (UAL) and Ravensbourne are popular destinations for our students.

The amount of help and support you get from the teachers here is incredible

Ryan Morrison

Ryan Morrison

Subjects: A Levels in Fine Art, Graphic Communication and Physics

Destination: BA in Animation at Ravensbourne

He said: “The amount of help and support you get from the teachers here is incredible. I was able to meet new people and experience new things and I am glad I chose Candi.

“I would really recommend the courses I studied. The atmosphere is very welcoming and there are many opportunities available for work experience. I used the careers team many times and received an incredible amount of help regarding my CV preparation, advice about universities as well as talks from various guests.”

Course information

Start date
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10 September 2018

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Course level
Level 3
Course code
Start date
End date
2 Years
Sixth Form College
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
School Leavers
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A level entry requirements

A Level entry requirements

Our Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. Over 30 A Levels are on offer from Physics to History of Art.

Sixth Form College building

Sixth Form College

Based in vibrant Angel, the Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. There are over 30 A Levels on offer from Dance to History of Art to Science.