Course Overview

Exam Board: WJEC
Qualification: GCSE Graphics
Location: Digitech

If you are interested in the world of advertising; like developing logos and posters; have an interest in the covers of albums, books, and games, and really enjoy exploring different brands and their designs, then this is the course for you.

What Will I Learn?

A large part of the course is a practical investigation into the techniques and materials used in the advertising, branding and packaging we see around us every day. You will develop skills in drawing, both free hand and using computer aided design; printing techniques, logo designing, colour theory and industry-based activities, and build up skills to design posters, packaging, and brand campaigns. Students work to their strengths and follow a skills-based program of study in year 10 and use this experience to produce personal projects in year 11.

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Assessment & Qualifications

The course includes coursework and an exam for assessment

Career Progression

A GCSE in Graphic Design can be used as a building block to a career in many creative industries. You could proceed to and A Level or vocational Graphic design course, which in turn could lead to a higher level apprenticeship or a degree level course in Graphic Design, Advertising or Marketing.

What Our Students Say

“Graphics lets me experience designing products that I see all the time. I love being creative and so this is perfect for me” Year 11 GCSE Graphics Student.