Might have chosen the wrong GCSE? Later consequences? Watch

SmootieChugger
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I'm in year 9 and chose my GCSE options a few months ago and decided upon Graphic design and Sociology, only to afterwards find out that if I would like to take graphic design at A-Level I would have to go to a different sixth form because my school doesn't offer A-Level Graphic design. Its the course I would really love to carry on and work in the Illustration and graphics industry, but then again I don't want to leave my school as the sixth form there is great.
Would I be set if I don't take the Graphic design A-Level?
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talk to your school about possibly being able to study it at a different school at a level but still being able to study your other options at your current school. for some courses at my school you have to go to another local school then come back to do other courses. its a bit inconvenient. however if you really want to study it there are lots of other places that will specialise in graphic design, don't miss the opportunity to do something you enjoy
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(Original post by SmootieChugger)
I'm in year 9 and chose my GCSE options a few months ago and decided upon Graphic design and Sociology, only to afterwards find out that if I would like to take graphic design at A-Level I would have to go to a different sixth form because my school doesn't offer A-Level Graphic design. Its the course I would really love to carry on and work in the Illustration and graphics industry, but then again I don't want to leave my school as the sixth form there is great.
Would I be set if I don't take the Graphic design A-Level?
If you were wanting to do GD at university, you'd have to check individual universities and see what their entrance requirements are. Some may require the A-level whereas others won't.
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graphic design is an amazing gcse to take but it means a lot of work. You can still take it and not take it for a-level. you could possibly get a job without an a-level in it too (i think)! you could go to another 6th form or maybe see about taking an extra one outside of school or online?
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From the best of my knowledge Graphic design is usually is done at a college under a BTEC or diploma style course.
The University of Brighton and Manchester Met. are the first that comes to mind when I think illustration and graphic design courses, from the looks of it they don't require any particular A-Levels but much rather talk about a portfolio and interview which makes more sense.
As someone who applied for uni this year, I suggest you speak to the head of sixth-form at your school they have a lot more experience dealing with this kind of situation and can advise you on what to do next.
As someone who's doing an unconventional University course (I'm doing Chinese having NEVER studied it), your A levels and GCSE's don't always have an impact on your options.
Don't worry about it GCSE is a long way from A level never mind uni, best of luck though!
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