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Graphics

"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man"

Overview

We are surrounded by Graphic Products; Books, Magazines, Posters and Television are everyday examples that we all take for granted. Graphic Design communicates ideas, messages, or visual statements in various forms.

Graphic Products can be 2 (2D) or 3 dimensional (3D). Common materials are Paper, Board and Plastic.
Graphic Products is a great opportunity for creative students and those that enjoy presenting their work in a unique and quality way. It is a great basis for students if they want to work in the field of Design in any way e.g. Web Design, Graphic Design, Promotions, Shop Window Design, Architecture are just a few examples of what Graphic Products can take you on to.

Staff

Rachel Ryder
Graphics teacher

 

Foundation Stage

KS3 Course Outline

Graphics is taught on a carousel with Textiles, Resistant materials and Food technology. Graphics is delivered in a dynamic, innovative and exciting curriculum where students have the opportunity to explore, create and make various quality projects.

The projects we complete are related to modern day products that graphic designers would create for industry, retail or media.

KS3 Assessment Details

Assessment of students takes place through various methods that will measure the knowledge and skills our students have learnt. We use formative and summative assessment through questioning and end of module testing. Practical products are marked according to current levels of progress descriptors. Books are assessed regularly and are scrutinized by all members of the department to provide consistency.

How Will Students Learn?

The environment that we teach our students in technology combines essential, but inspiring theory with enthusiastic hands on approach to manufacturing their design ideas in our fully equipped workshop.
Other skills they will develop:

•    Generate, develop, model and communicate ideas in a range of ways.
•    Respond creatively to briefs, developing their own proposals and producing specifications for products.
•    Apply their knowledge and understanding of a range of materials, ingredients and technologies to design and make their products.
•    Use their understanding of others’ designing to inform their own.
•    Plan and organize activities and then shape, form, mix, assemble and finish materials, components or ingredients.
•    Evaluate which hand and machine tools, equipment and computer-aided design/manufacture (CAD/CAM) facilities are the most appropriate to use.
•    Solve technical problems
•    Reflect critically when evaluating and modifying their ideas and proposals to improve products throughout their development and manufacture.

KS3 Equipment Needed

The essential equipment need is pen, pencil, ruler and rubber. (other equipment such as colouring pencils, sharpener are desirable).

KS3 Homework

Homework is planned individually by each teacher; you should expect homework to be given once every two/three weeks.

Extra Opportunities

Students are welcome to attend at lunch time or afterschool to finish off any outstanding work, In addition there will be opportunities for students to attend lunchtime clubs.

KS3 Useful Publications/Websites

KS3 How can you support your son/daughter’s progress?

  • Ensure your student has the correct equipment for every lesson.
  • Ensure your student comes prepared to design, listen and manufacture creative products.
  • Check planners for homework or ingredients.

Possible Option Routes

  • GCSE Graphics @ Chilton Trinity
  • A Level Graphic design @ Bridgwater College

 

Personalisation Stage

Design and Technology : Graphic Products

KS4 Examination Board and Syllabus No: AQA 4550

KS4 Course Outline

GCSE Design and Technology: Graphic Products enables students to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of graphic and modelling materials.

Students will be enthused and challenged by the range of practical activities possible. They will be encouraged to learn to use, understand and apply colour and design through images, to develop spatial concepts, and to understand graphic materials and their manipulation.

Specification code - 4550
Certificate code - 4552

KS4 Assessment Details

Year 10 - Students are introduced to the course with a focus on developing and underpinning the core skills :

  • Theoretical knowledge
  • Making and modelling skills
  • Designing skills
  • Technical drawing and presentation skills
  • CAD/CAM skills

The above will be taught through Design and Make Assignments (DMA’s) and Focussed Practical Tasks (FPT’s). A series of mock exams will take place to measure progress and prepare students for exam success later in year 11 (These mocks do not count towards final grade but are used for measuring progress).

Year 11 – Students are thoroughly engaged with doing coursework in the majority of their lessons at this stage. Coursework deadline is April and therefore all work must be complete and submitted by this deadline, from this point on until summer exams, students will be taught revision and exam techniques which will enable students to enter the exam confident and prepared.

How Will Students Learn?

The environment that we teach our students in technology combines essential, but inspiring theory with enthusiastic hands on approach to manufacturing their design ideas in our fully equipped workshop.
Other skills they will develop:

  • Generate, develop, model and communicate ideas in a range of ways.
  • Respond creatively to briefs, developing their own proposals and producing specifications for products.
  • Apply their knowledge and understanding of a range of materials, ingredients and technologies to design and make their products.
  • Use their understanding of others’ designing to inform their own.
  • Plan and organize activities and then shape, form, mix, assemble and finish materials, components or ingredients.
  • Evaluate which hand and machine tools, equipment and computer-aided design/manufacture (CAD/CAM) facilities are the most appropriate to use.
  • Solve technical problems
  • Reflect critically when evaluating and modifying their ideas and proposals to improve products throughout their development and manufacture

KS4 Homework

Homework will be given according to the teachers discretion, however once coursework has started additional work during break times and lunchtimes will be of a regular occurrence.

Extra Opportunities

  • After school clubs run weekly for coursework.
  • Residential trips are planned for the up and coming academic year.
  • Specific Gifted and Talented Programmes
  • Students are advised to stretch themselves are as far as possible. Students can if their made product is of a commercial quality seek the possibility of a patent or copyright.

KS4 Useful publications/websites

Career Opportunities:

After completing the GCSE, students are able to go onto college to complete an A Level in Graphic design. Students will then normally follow the path of either HNC in Graphics or study graphics at degree level. Careers in graphics can be very rewarding and students can apply for a wide range of graphic related jobs such as:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Product Design 
  • CAD Design

KS4 How can you support your son/daughter’s progress?

  • Ensure your student has the correct equipment for every lesson.
  • Ensure your student comes prepared to design, listen and manufacture creative products.
  • Check planners for homework or ingredients

This course is 60% coursework and 40% end of course exam, therefore it is imperative that students achieve as higher mark as possible in their coursework. Students will be given approximately 12 months to complete coursework, due to this time allowance we feel that students have every opportunity to achieve a high level of coursework. We hope you enjoy our courses we have to offer.

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