WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW CURRICULUM GOES LIVE IN SEPTEMBER 2020.
ALL CURRENT CURRICULUM PLANS ARE UNDER REVIEW AND DEVELOPMENT, AS SOON AS THEY ARE READY THEY WILL BE PUBLISHED HERE.

Graphic Products – The ever changing opportunity to play your part in the development of society.

Key Stage Four

In the light of recent curriculum changes, the long term plans for GCSE courses are in the process of being edited and refined to ensure seamless continuation from the GCSE- ready phase.  Final publication of our finalised planning will be available during the summer term of 2017.  Each subject is following a GCSE specification which can be found by clicking on the link below.  The GCSE specification(s) outlines the coverage followed by our students.  Should further explanation be required, please do not hesitate to contact our Subject Leaders by telephone 01706 716761 and they will respond as soon as possible.  In the meantime, we appreciate your continued interest and support and hope that by studying the specifications alongside your child’s work that you can gain insight into the coverage undertaken.

Why do Graphic Products?

Graphic Products is an exciting way to look at the world of design. It gives the opportunity to focus on looking at the design world and to individually influence the future of a designed product.

What does the course involve?

Students will design and make products with creativity and originality using a range of materials and techniques.

Topics include:

  • Technical Drawing & Geometry
  • Colour Theory & Symbolism
  • Packaging Design
  • Typography & Font Design
  • Printing Processes
  • Corporate Design & Identity
  • Logos, Branding & Trademarks
  • Smart & Compliant Materials
  • Paper & Card Engineering
  • CAD – 2d Design

2 Design Projects (Music Player Design Project & USB pen drive design project)

Design projects will include packaging, prototype modelling and concept design with a range of design and make activities. There is a focus on developing commercially viable design solutions to meet a range of needs, whilst focusing on the need to develop a sustainable society.

How is it Assessed?

The course is divided into:

40% written paper in the format of an examination based around a pre-release context.

60% Controlled Assessment, completed in school under the supervision of the teacher.

Who can do Graphic Products?

Anybody!

What can I do next?

AS/A2 level Graphic Products

Graphic Design

Fashion Design

What career path could I follow with this qualification?

Career opportunities are available in the following areas:

Graphic Designer

Signmaker

Web Designer/Developer

Advertising Art Director

Screen Printer

TV/Film Editor

Cartoonist

Illustrator

Animator

Computer Games Designer/Programmer

Interior Designer

The school gave my son all of the help & support that he needed,which has made him much more confident in himself

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The school gave my son all of the help & support that he needed,which has made him much more confident in himself

PARENT OF A PUPIL

The school gave my son all of the help & support that he needed,which has made him much more confident in himself

PARENT OF A PUPIL