This course offers students opportunities to develop their creative ability using a range of visual media and graphic techniques. They will develop an understanding of the influences of the design industry on society as well as the role of the designer in marketing and product development. They will acquire and develop a range of drawing, modelling and presentation skills.
GCSE Graphic Products is primarily a practical course, with a theory element designed to increase understanding of materials, processes and the environmental/social impact of design and manufacturing.
The course involves students in:
Coursework: (60%) Approximately 40 hours, mostly in school
Coursework consists of a project which addresses all the assessment objectives in an integrated way. The evidence required for the project consists of a 3-dimensional product and a concise design folder and/or the appropriate ICT evidence.
Written Paper (40%) a 2-hour written paper
Questions will test the application of knowledge and understanding of materials, components, processes, techniques, technologies and the evaluation of commercial practices and graphic products.
This is an ideal preparation for AS Product design, or post-16 design courses.
Good preparation for careers in Graphic Design, Advertising, Interior design and the visual media. Skills learned also support Business and Media Studies, Art and Design and Engineering studies.