Approach to Teaching
Graphic Products provides pupils with the opportunity to creatively design and make original graphic products whilst learning about:
Processes & Manufacture.
Materials & Component.
Design & Market Influences.
Techniques & Processes.
Use of ICT.
Paper & Card Engineering.
Environmental, Social and Cultural Issues.
And the ‘Famous 5’ key designers Robert Sabuda, Wally Ollins, Calvert and Kinnear, Alberto Allessi & Harry Beck.
What is a Graphic Product?
Graphic Products are all around you! From packaging, pop-up books, board games, CDs and logo design to scale models for architectural buildings and huge cinema promotional stand-ups!
Preparation: prepares learners to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.
Independent learners: helps students to develop skills in decision making, creativity, and critical analysis through individual and collaborative working.
Creativity: enables students to be inspired, moved and challenged by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study, which also gives an insight into related sectors, such as:
Graphic Product Design.
…...and much more!
Key Stage 3 content (Years 7-9)
What will I design, study and make?
Year 7: Technical Drawing
Students learn key technical drawing skills including 1 point perspective, 2 point perspective, orthographic projection and isometric projection
Year 8: Special Edition Pop-Up CD Case
Students are introduced to the importance of product analysis before designing and making a Special Edition CD case. They are also introduced to nets and pop-up paper engineering.
Year 9: Glider Project
Students design and make a card or foam glider using a specification. They build on their product analysis skills and focus on the importance of function and designing for a client.
Key Stage 4 content / exam board / spec (Years 10-11)
NCFE Level 1 / 2 Technical Award in Graphic Design
(Equal to one GCSE)
Qualification number (QN) 603/0844/8 603/0845/X
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 120 plus 10 hours for the external
Level 1 / 2
- Unit 1 - Introduction to graphic design Internally assessed and externally assessed.
- Unit 2 - Graphic design practice Internally assessed and externally assessed.
- Unit 3 - Responding to a graphic design brief Internally assessed and externally assessed.
- Unit 4 - Graphic design portfolio Internally assessed.