Graphic Products

Exam Board: Edexcel

Course code / Specification number: 2GRO1

Level of qualification: GCSE

What will the students learn about?

The Graphics course aims to promote the careful and thoughtful use of graphic materials using paper, card, board, foam board, sheet plastics, and rigid foam and joining materials.

To use processes in Design and Technology to become effective and independent learners

To design and make quality products

To analyse existing products and produce different solutions to a need (decision making skills)

To understand the importance of designing and making in society and their influence on lifestyles

To develop more analytical and creative skills in relation to existing solutions and good design.

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

Students will:

  • Design, plan and make products using graphic skills, card, paper, thin plastic sheet
  • Investigate the performance characteristics of materials
  • Work with a range of tools and equipment, including new technologies
  • Trial processes and techniques used in working with graphic materials
  • Investigate environmental and sustainable materials
  • Design and use market influences.
  • Practice Designing and Making, developing creativity, using drawing techniques and ICT
  • Investigate good design and existing products
  • Develop designing skills to meet their specifications
  • Produce detailed and annotated drawings, and models of design ideas
  • Use a range of graphic skills and CAD techniques to develop design
  • Plan and organise practical work, selecting appropriate equipment and materials
  • Work skilfully and safely, solving any problems as they arise
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce surface graphics to a high level, recording the key stages of making
  • Use digital media and new technologies
  • Evaluate the processes of making, and suggest improvements.

How will students’ learning be assessed?

Assessment

Unit 1: Creative Design and Make

Students complete a design and make activity that is internally assessed under controlled conditions.  Activities chosen from a range of tasks set by Edexcel.   (60% - 100 marks) Controlled Assessment.

Unit 2: Written Paper – 1hr 30 mins – set and marked by Edexcel. 

After completing this course—what can students’ progress on to?

Product design, architecture, interior design, illustration, fashion design, computer animation, web design, visual merchandising and advertising.

Important Additional Information

Work will be carried out in a wide variety of ways for example practical activities, investigations, research, data collection and analysis

Homework will be set every week

A full set of drawing instruments, pencils, colours etc. will be needed by the student.

For further information, please contact:

 Mr Moran j.moran@fhs.essex.sch.uk