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GCSE Design & Technology (Graphics Products) at Acland Burghley School

Course description

This course has been designed to encourage students to be able 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 through images to use, understand and apply colour and design, to develop spatial concepts, and to understand graphic materials and their manipulation. They will design and make product(s) using a graphic media and new technologies to prepare them for the world of work. In the future you can progress on to A level Design and Technology, design degree; graphic design, architecture, interior design, product design, design engineer, spatial design, environmental design, Illustration, printing industry, web design, 3D-modelling for games and the internet, film and television and media design. Course contents Students spend the first two terms of the course developing their design and making skills through a series of short projects and focused practical tasks. These skills include: • Developing design ideas through sketching, drawing and rendering. • Using Computers as a designing and making tool. (Software like Photoshop, Illustrator, 3Ds Max, and a collection of 2D and 3D programs) • Product modelling, using a variety of graphic materials, using hand skills and Computer Aided manufacture (CAD) • Product testing and evaluation. Students will study the key concepts of Graphic design relating to the print and graphics industries; corporate image, packing design, sustainability, advertising and promotion, and industrial processes. Students will begin their major GCSE project in the Summer Term, which will last for 3 terms. Over the duration of the project, students will produce a finished ‘Product’ or selection of ‘Products’, and an A3 folder of coursework. How will I be assessed? Unit 1 Written exam, 2 hrs – 40% marks, A written exam paper that consists of both written and design questions. Unit 2 Design and Making Practice - 60% marks, Consists of a single design and make activity selected from a range of board set tasks. Head of Department: Mr Carroll

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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