Design and Technology: Graphic Products

Graphic Products runs for GCSE students only (Years 10 and 11). Please see Design and Technology for details of the course taught at Year 9.

Click on the links below to jump to a particular Year Group:

 

 

Year 10

Half Term 1 (June – July)

  • Introduction to Graphic Products (GP), what is GP and what is meant by 2D and 3D GP?
  • Components — Use of technical drawing equipment
  • Paper and Board — Paper
  • Design and make activity started – Drink bottle label design
  • Investigation / research
  • Specification criteria
  • Design skills ; clear communication

Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Controlled Assessment Deadline: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

Half Term 2 (September – October)

  • Forming techniques; moulding plastic
  • Scale of production
  • Materials and components — justify choice of materials
  • Printing processes — offset lithography
  • Composite materials — carbon fibre
  • Modern materials — liquid crystal displays
  • Finishing processes

Design and make activity started – Drink bottle label design

  • Designing skills — clear communication
  • Design development and review
  • Modelling

Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Controlled Assessment Deadline: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

Half Term 3 (November – December)

  • Polymers — Styrofoam
  • Woods — hardwoods and softwoods
  • Composites — MDF
  • Health and Safety — understand and identify hazards and safe working practices
  • Joining techniques — epoxy resin, polystyrene cement, PVA

Design and make activity - MP3

  • Investigation / research
  • Product analysis
  • Specification criteria

Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Controlled Assessment Deadline: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

Half Term 4 (January – February)

  • Health and Safety
  • Components — spiral/comb/perfect binding, saddle wire stitching, hard or case binding

Design and make activity - MP3

  • Designing skills — clear communication
  • Design development and review
  • Foam modelling

External Assessment: Yes
Internal Common Assessment: No
Controlled Assessment Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

Half Term 5 (March – April)

  • Materials and components
  • Printing processes — photocopying, offset litho, flexography, gravure and screen printing
  • CAD — 2D drafting and DTP
  • CAD — vinyl cutting
  • CAD — 3D virtual modelling
  • Forming techniques; moulding plastic

Design and make activity – business card holder

  • Investigation / research
  • Product analysis
  • Specification criteria

External Assessment: Yes
Internal Common Assessment: No
Controlled Assessment Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

Half Term 6 (April – May)

  • Modern and smart materials — polymorph, thermochromic liquid crystals, liquid crystal displays (LCDs), electronic paper displays (EPDs), transdermal prescription drug patches
  • Designing skills — clear communication
  • Design development and review
  • CAD modelling CAM manufacture –
  • CAD — 2D drafting and DTP
  • CAD — vinyl cutting

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: Yes
Internal Common Assessment: No
Controlled Assessment Deadline: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

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Year 11

Half Term 1 (June – July)

Start of Controlled assessment

  • Analysis of design brief. Identifying research and design needs
  • Research and analysis

Controlled Assessment: Yes
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Controlled Assessment Deadline: Analysis of design brief. Identifying research and design needs, research and analysis is to be completed before the summer break
Field Trips/Visits: No

Half Term 2 (September – October)

Controlled assessment

  • Writing a design specification
  • Initial design ideas
  • Reviewing and evaluating design ideas

Controlled Assessment: Yes
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Controlled Assessment Deadline: Producing design specification, initial design ideas, reviewing and evaluating design ideas
Field Trips/Visits: No

Half Term 3 (November – December)

Controlled assessment

  • Development of ideas
  • Producing a final design
  • Producing a production plan for the manufacture of the product
  • 6 hours of workshop time (16 hours in total) to produce the practical outcome of the design brief

Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: No
Controlled Assessment Deadline: Development of ideas and producing a final design
Field Trips/Visits: No

Half Term 4 (January - February)

Controlled assessment

  • 10 hours of workshop time (16 hours in total) to produce the practical outcome of the design brief
  • Testing and evaluation of final product
  • Producing diary of manufacture
  • Compiling design folio

External Assessment: Yes
Internal Common Assessment: No
Controlled Assessment Deadline this H/T: Final coursework deadline for design work and practical work. Hand in after Feb half term
Field Trips/Visits: No

Half Term 5 (March – April)

  • ICT — EPOS and electronic communications
  • Thermochromic liquid crystals, liquid crystal displays (LCDs), electronic paper displays (EPDs), transdermal prescription drug patches

External Assessment: Yes
Internal Common Assessment: No
Controlled Assessment Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

Half Term 6 (April – May)

  • Revision techniques and past papers
  • Exam keyword technique

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: Yes
Internal Common Assessment: No
Controlled Assessment Deadline: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

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