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Graphic Design

 

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KS3 - Graphic Design

Graphic Design has recently started to be taught at Key Stage 3 and is proving popular. Graphic Design is an essential part of modern day life and it is an area that continues to develop. Graphic Design is concerned with publishing and advertising and is a continually growing market. The school has made considerable investment to be able to deliver high quality Graphic Design lessons; the investment includes new computer suites and a laser cutter.

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KEY STAGE 3 EXPERIMENTS

At the start of each new project, you will be given a theme and a brief that outlines what you will need to do. You will learn the processes involved in graphic design and become more confident at drawing, photography and using computer design packages.

            

            

                                                       KEY STAGE 3 PLANNING SHEETS

                       

                                           EXPERIMENTS WITH DIGITAL MEDIA

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KS4 - Graphic Design

Course specifications: www.edexcel.com

The course is graded as 60% coursework and 40% Externally Set Assignment. Coursework is graded on four assessment objectives and you will be expected to produce an A2 folder throughout the two years in order to evidence your developing skills and ideas.

 

Assessment Objective One: Critical and contextual studies (25% of coursework grade)

You will learn about the work of leading artists and graphic designers, and produce work by copying different works in a variety of materials; you will then produce some written work that explains the reasoning behind the pieces. Support from your teachers will ensure that you feel confident as you progress. 

Year 8 Graphic Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Assessment Objective Two: Developing ideas and uses of materials (25% of coursework grade)

This objective is arguably the most exciting and will introduce you to new techniques: alongside the use of traditional art materials, you will be offered the opportunity to develop your ideas digitally. You will learn about imagery and font and develop skills needed in order to work in the graphic design industry.

 

Assessment Objective Three: Recording from a range of experiences (25% of coursework grade)

 

You will learn different methods of recording such as

drawing from first and second hand experience, photography and using reference grids in order to make the process achievable for everyone. Some people think that they cannot draw, which is not true. By the end of the two years, every student on the course will feel confident in their abilities.

 

 

 

 Assessment Objective Four: Producing a final outcome (25% of coursework grade)

All of your ideas are developed into a final product that can be completed manually or digitally and will reflect the work that you developed throughout your folder.

The Externally Set Assignment is issued in February of Year 11 and you will be give approximately ten school weeks to complete a folder of work. The exam itself is ten hours and will take place over two days. It is graded in exactly the same way as the coursework.

Studying this course will provide you with many opportunities including: access to level 3 BTEC courses or A Levels, apprenticeships in the graphic design industry, journalism, illustration and further education in digital studies. It is also useful in any career where you are expected to be confident at using computers.

Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography - Solihull College

www.bournville.ac.uk/courses/diploma-in-foundation-studies-in-art

Birmingham City University : Art and Design - BTEC Level 3