Key stage 4

Graphic communication is an optional course offered at key stage 4 only.

Why study graphic communication?

This course helps to build and encourage creative thinking and problem solving. Students will work on projects that are relevant and accessible to all. The course encourages students to interpret and react to design problems by creating design solutions.

What will I learn?

  • Communication graphics
  • Design for print, advertising and branding
  • Illustration
  • Package design, signage and exhibition graphics
  • Typography
  • Interactive design and multi-media
  • Motion graphics

How will I be assessed?

  • Coursework
  • Controlled assessment

Exam board: AQA
Qualification type: GCSE
Contact: Mrs Draper

Future pathways and careers

  • Advertising
  • Animator
  • Designer for film and television
  • Exhibition designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Interior and spatial designer
  • Marketing
  • Publishing
  • Production designer
  • Scientific or medical illustrator
  • Studio manager
  • Teacher
  • Typographer
  • Web and app designer