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Teacher: Mrs Melanie Pearson-Jury Email

Department: ART, DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

Art, Design & Technology Subject Leader: Mrs Melanie Pearson - Jury Email

Homework tasks can be viewed on the showmyhomework website

Assessment

9-1 Assessment Grades

GCSE Exam Specification:

WJEC Eduqas GCSE in ART AND DESIGN

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/art-and-design/gcse/eduqas-gcse-art-and-design-spec-from-2016.pdf?language_id=1&dotcache=no&dotcache=refresh

 

Key Stage 3

Design Technology in years 7 and 8 comprises of three term rotations in the areas of Food, Graphics and Resistant Materials (including Electronics). These modules focus on teaching the students skills and encouraging design technology capability.

Year 7

The year 7 course introduces pupils to the concept of basic graphically communication. Pupils are encouraged to develop skills associated with the use of drawing boards and related equipment including the use of ICT. 

Please note students are expected to bring their own equipment. Every student must have their own pen, pencil and ruler and a set of colour pencils.

Students must complete all projects and homework is essential as they need to research their ideas. 

The following list shows the areas which the students will visit over the term: 

  • Safety in the graphics room- Competent use of equipment 
  • Illustrative Fonts- Typography and drawing skills 
  • Sweet Packaging Design- Design and making of packaging 
  • Branding and packaging design
  • Logo design- Development of formal drawing skills 
  • All Projects - Testing and evaluation

Year 8

Year 8 graphic class encourages pupils to work on their own and as a team on a range of design and making activities. They think about what products are used for and the need the people who use them. They get to improve on their own and other people’s designs. They use the computer to create a range of ideas.

Please note students are expected to bring their own equipment. Every student must have their own pen, pencil and ruler and a set of colour pencils.

Students must complete all projects and homework is essential as they need to research their ideas.

The following list shows the areas which the students will visit over the term:

  • Technical drawing skills
  • Packaging and Promotion project- working to a set brief to produce a final product
  • Refinement of sketching and rendering skills
  • Artist and Designer research
  • All Projects - Testing and evaluation 

Useful Websites

www.technologystudent.com

http://www.design-technology.info

www.pinterest.com

www.thisiscolossal.com

www.dafont.com

 

 

Key Stage 4

ART AND DESIGN: GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (EDUQUAS)

Graphic Communication encourages students to learn and experience new skills in a creative way. They get experiment and work with new styles and mediums. They are set a range of design briefs that they work through, developing a range of different products and outcomes.

Students are provided with an A3 portfolio folder to keep work in and this will often need to be brought home for students to do homework. Students are expected to have their own equipment, pencil, pen, rubber and sharpener.

 We will try and provide as many materials as we can for GCSE students, but for coursework many students want to try different ideas, so it is up to the students to obtain the materials.

AIMS

Students will be able to demonstrate fully their design and technological capability, which requires them to combine skills with knowledge and understanding in order to design and make quality products.

Students will acquire and apply knowledge, skills and understanding through:

  • Analysing and evaluating products and processes
  • Engaging in focused tasks to develop and demonstrate techniques
  • Engaging in strategies for developing ideas, planning and producing products
  • Considering how past and present design and technology, relevant to a designing and making context, affects society
  • Gaining an awareness of the moral, cultural and environmental issues within Design Technology

 

Useful Websites

www.technologystudent.com

http://www.design-technology.info

www.pinterest.com

www.thisiscolossal.com

www.dafont.com

 

British Values

Democracy

  • Legislation regarding the manufacture of products.

The rule of law

  • Legislation regarding the manufacture of products.
  • Consumer rights.
  • Copyright and TM laws.
  • Trading Standards.
  • Food hygiene and H&S laws and regulations.

Individual liberty

  • Sustainability in design, Eco-design, green design, 6 R’s.
  • Making food choices that take seasonality, economics, local sourcing and sustainability into account.
  • Developing products for different customers/users with regard to their ethnicity, wants and needs.

Mutual respect

  • Students research different cultural values and traditions for their projects. They are required to use these findings to design and make their products.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs 

  • Students research different cultural values and traditions for their projects. They are required to use these findings to design and make their products.
  • Social and moral issues considered when designing and making products. Referred to in specifications, design brief, testing and evaluations.

KS4 Revision Resources

Graphics

Textbooks/revision guides:

OCR Design and Technology for GCSE: Graphics 0340981989

CGP GCSE Design & Technology Graphics OCR Revision Guide 1847623557- These are available to buy in year 10 in DT for a reduced price but are also available from amazon

Useful Websites

www.technologystudent.com

http://www.design-technology.info

www.pinterest.com

www.thisiscolossal.com

www.dafont.com

 

Revision booklets are also made and given out to each student in the spring term and also emailed to them.

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