Design and Technology (Graphic Products) GCSE at Shenley Brook End School
GCSE Graphic Products (Edexcel board) - In this subject pupils learn about the application of graphic skills to the design and manufacture of products intended to be mass-produced from card or paper. Examples of year 10 project work include designing a compact disc cover or an Easter egg package. At the end of year 10 pupils in all DT courses commence a major project which consists of a design folio and practical outcome. This project continues together with theory work during year 11. The assessment of this work can count for up to 60% of the final GCSE grade. In addition to this work pupils sit a single examination relating to subject theory that counts for up to 40% of the GCSE grade.
You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Design and Technology or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification. With further training, you could go into a job related to Design and Technology and Electronics such as an Technician, Electrician or Design Engineer. You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer.
To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shenley Brook End School directly.