Welcome to Graphics
GCSE Graphic Products
Graphic Products is one of four focus areas within Design and Technology. Pupils are given the opportunity to experience and understand graphics in relation to a design make and test approach. The selection and presentation of information is used to solve specific problems during the production of a major project completed during lessons and homework time in Year 11.
Different areas are studied within Graphic Products, which wherever possible are related to contemporary industrial practice. During their studies, pupils learn and experience a wide range of appropriate techniques. The following areas are likely to be included:
- Technical Drawing Systems
- Pictorial drawing Systems
- Presentation Techniques
- Geometrical Construction where appropriate
- Information Graphics
- Design Sketching and
- The use of Information Technology
Final GCSE Assessment consists of only two components:
Controlled Assessment Task (CAT) (60%)
End of Course Examination (40%)
The CAT is one substantial task resulting in a detailed design folder and a graphic product or outcome.
During Year 10 pupils are given the opportunity to produce four ‘mini’ Graphics projects. The resources for these can be found on Moodle. Estimated grades for the Examination Board and for the Careers Service are based on performance during Year 10. As such, it is important that pupils aim to achieve the very best standards of which they are capable right from the beginning of the course.