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Graphics AS/A Level at Easingwold School

Course description

The specification is concerned with a variety of designing and modelling activities including the understanding of manufacturing processes.
 
The course aims to develop students’ ability to analyse critically a number of situations, define problems and create a suitable solution through designing and making.
 
Students will also develop awareness of the social and environmental implications of design and technology.
 
Because of the analytical and creative nature of the course, it could equally well be studied as a complement to the study of the Arts, Languages and Social Sciences or provide a contrast to the study of Mathematics and the scientific disciplines.

Course content

A 2D element developed from traditional and modern graphics media, for example graphic artwork, advertising, packaging nets etc.
 
A 3D element including concept/prototype block models, architectural/interior design models.

Assessment

AS Structure
 
Unit 1: Portfolio of creative skills.
 
You produce one portfolio that contains evidence of product investigation, product design and product manufacture. Photographic evidence must be supplied for the products you have made.
 
Weighting 60% of AS – 30% of full GCE
 
Unit 2: Design and Technology in practice.
External exam: 1hr 30mins. Exam set and marked by the exam board.
 
Weighting 40% of AS – 20% of full GCE
 
Unit 2: Design and Technology in practice.
External exam: 1hr 30mins. Exam set and marked by the exam board.
 
Weighting 40% of AS – 20% of full GCE
 
A2 Structure
 
Unit 3: Designing for the future.
External exam: 2hrs. Exam set and marked by the exam board.
 
Weighting 40% of A2 – 20% of full GCE
 
Unit 4: Commercial Design.
You design and make a product. This is evidenced in your design folder with photographic evidence of you making the product and of the final product itself.
 
Weighting 60% of A2 – 30% of full GCE.

 

Future opportunities

The study of Graphic Design can ideally support a career in Product Design, Engineering and Architecture. The practical problem solving process will develop and encourage
independent learning, creativity and innovation, skills that are always valued in any work place.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Easingwold School directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2017
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