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Graphics

Higher Line 

Students will learn how to look at the things that inspire them, collect and present research, explore the work of designers and develop their own ideas with a variety of materials and techniques including typography, perspective drawing, painting, collage and a variety of IT software.

As students progress through GCSE Graphics, they will develop skills that will allow them to work independently and make judgements and decisions about how their work progresses, skills that will be invaluable in the world of higher and further education and future employment in such diverse careers as Graphic Design, Product Design, Fashion Design, Advertising, Illustration and Interior Design.

Grammar Term 1 

Fast food Restaurant Branding

  • Learning how to develop a brand for a company including logo, vehicle and packaging design.
  • Discovering, exploring and extending skills in range of materials and techniques including IT based software.
  • Learning how to analyse existing graphic examples.
  • Learning how to collect relevant research and review and refine it.

Grammar Term 2 

Fast food Restaurant Branding

  • Exploring layout design, vectorising, cropping and masking and nets.
  • Understanding how to create a successful and coherent branding across a range of graphic work.
  • Learning how to evaluate your work and how a project is assessed using AQA Assessment Objectives.

Grammar Term 3 

Sweet Packaging Design

  • Learning how to develop graphic work in response to the work of an existing artist/designer
  • Continuing to explore new skills and techniques including exhibition graphics and website design.
  • Using skills you have learnt during the project to create a final piece.

Syntax Term 1 

London Guide Book Cover Design

  • Learning about contemporary book cover design
  • Extending research skills through a visit to London’s Southbank
  • Discovering, exploring and extending skills in range of materials and techniques including IT based software.

Syntax Term 2 

Externally Set Assignment

  • Working on an externally set theme pupils will-
  • Research a suitable designer(s) and analyse the their work.
  • Collect relevant research appropriate to the theme
  • Develop this research towards a final piece, reviewing and refining their work as it progresses. 

Syntax Term 3 

Externally Set Assignment

  • Working on an externally set theme pupils will-
  • Create a successful final piece during the final 10 hour exam.