DT Graphic Design BTEC at Hayes School
Key features of the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 qualifications in Graphic Design (QCF)
The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 qualifications in Graphic Design (QCF) have been developed to give students the opportunity to:
• develop specialist skills in graphic design
• achieve a stand-alone qualification in graphic design
• achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 vocationally-related qualification • progress to related general and/or vocational qualifications
• engage in learning that is relevant to them and which will provide opportunities to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
It offers an engaging programme for those who are clear about the vocational area they want to learn more about. There is potential for the qualification to prepare students for employment in a particular vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a specific area or develop certain skills such as creative and cultural skills, design, animation, design for the moving image, interactive media and computer games or photo imaging.
The course content may include elements of typographic and layout design, typefaces and letter forms, words and images in graphic design, graphic image making, mixed media image-making, digital storytelling, design for advertising, graphics for 3D application, narrative image making and image manipulation using computer applications.
C in English and either Media Studies, Art or DT to at least C grade or above.
Examining Body: Edexcel The Edexcel BTEC Graphic Design course is a new course we are offering at Hayes. It will be a two year modular course consisting of a number of units.
All units within these qualifications are internally assessed. Each of the units within the qualifications have specified assessment criteria and grading criteria which must be used. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction.
Evidence of work can be produced in a variety of different forms, including performance observation, presentations and posters, along with projects, or time-constrained assessments.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hayes School directly.