Years 10 and 11
Design and Technology - Graphic Products
Last update Tuesday, 1 February 2011
The GCSE in Graphic Products gives pupils a range of important life skills and prepares them for a variety of occupations. Pupils will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and develop awareness of characteristics of 2D and 3D graphic products by completing small focused practical tasks and by developing a product of their own design. Design briefs are set by the examination board and pupils will be given a choice of the project they wish to develop.
Teaching Group Arrangements
Pupils are in option groups and stay in the same group for the duration of the course. The GCSE comprises of three hours per week (one double lesson and one single).
AssessmentUnit 1 – Written paper
Pupils will sit a 2 hour paper in the summer term of Year 11
Unit 2 – Design and Making Practice
This is a controlled assessment task that will be completed in approximately 45 hours over the duration of the course.
Controlled assessment is broken into five criterion:
Total: 90 marks
Provision for Additional Educational Needs
The course allows pupils to progress through grade boundaries G - A*. Gifted and talented pupils can enhance their skills on CAD and CAM machinery and attend after school clubs. Pupils with Special Educational Needs are supported with differentiated resources and in class support.
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