Graphic Products GCSE at Parliament Hill School
Exam board: AQA Team Leader: Mr J. Sharp, Design&Technology@parliamenthill.camden.sch.uk Why take it? Pathway? This course is for those students who enjoy making high quality graphic products such as board games, packaging, pop-up cards, brochures, calendars and shop front signs. Examples of career paths in graphics include: architecture, product design, graphic design, web design, computer game design, interior design, exhibition design. Students may study A Level Product Design (Graphics) at La Swap. Assessment % breakdown (controlled assessment and external exam) • 60% Controlled Assessment - The coursework project is a ‘design and make’ project working to a specifi c brief. • 40% 2 hour written examination Tiers on entry NA Requirements for A level/ La Swap 5 A-C’s at GCSE including a B or above in D&T: Graphic Products. Description of course In Graphic Products you will learn a range of drawing and sketching techniques through varied exercises and short assignments. You will learn advanced ways to use 2D Design and CAD/CAM to aid the design and manufacture of products. Theory work will focus on graphics in an industrial context and will include the properties of graphic materials, printing methods, product analysis, manufacturing processes and the use of ICT in production. You will be required to look at commercial products and form opinions as to their ability to satisfy consumer needs. You’ll also be asked to consider how those needs relate to moral, social, ethical and environmental issues. Year 10 In Year 10 students undertake a number of structured ‘design and make’ projects. Each of these projects develops specifi c designing or making skills in preparation for the Coursework Project in Year 11. Year 11 You will spend most of Year 11 working on the Controlled Assessment. The Controlled Assessment accounts for 60% of the total examination result. It requires you to produce a 3D product with an accompanying A3 design folder consisting of around 20 pages. This work is undertaken in class and as homework. Events / trips / residential information NA Useful websites http://www.aqa.org.uk/qual/ newgcses/index.php
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