The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 10 GCSE Graphics Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year: 

    Autumn Term
    Topic
    Further details about the topic
    Skills
    1
    Exploring and understanding graphics
    Development and understanding of graphics in relation to the promotion of a product
    Typography, work of colour, industrial processes, presentation and drawing skills – 2D & 3D
    2
    Movie poster design
    Development of skills for a promotional product working through the design process
    CAD, Photoshop, typography, layouts, expression through font design
    Spring Term
     
     
     
    1
    3D promotional package
    Understand packaging to promote and protect a product
    Net development, relevant materials, industrial processes
    2
    Pop-up book
    Understand paper engineering
    Design & make 3D product
    Summer Term
     
     
     
    1
    Commence GCSE coursework
    Research & analysis
    Problem solving and analysis in relation to exam board brief
    2
    Coursework
    Specification & ideas
    Specification and initial ideas for chosen brief

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term
    Topic
    Type of Assessment
    CAT 1
    Typography, work of colour, industrial processes, presentation and drawing skills – 2D & 3D
    Terminology test, exam practice question – 2D & 3D skills
    Spring Term
     
     
    CAT 2
    3D promotional package
    Planning & making skills in school and in industry
    Summer Term
     
     
    CAT 3
    Design theme
    End of year exam based on design theme

    Main Resources:

    Resource
    Details (names, web address etc.)
    Term (1,2,3,4,5,6 or All)
     
    Text books
    AQA Design & Technology Graphic Products
     
    All
    Recommended websites
    www.technologystudent.com
    BBC Bitesize
    All
    Equipment
    Coloured pencils, HB, B & H pencils, black fine liner, eraser, sharpener, ruler & set squares
    A3 folder
     
    All

    Enrichment opportunities:

    Activity
    Day and time or term
    Project ‘Catch up’ time
    Lunchtimes at the discretion of the teacher