Specialism: Year 9 Graphics

Students may opt for Graphics in Year 9.  There is the equivalent of 1 lesson per week throughout the year and leads to the GCSE in Graphic Products.

What will my child be studying?

• All students should know how to produce one point perspective drawings
• All students should know how to produce 2 point perspective drawings.
• All students should understand how to use Techsoft 2D Design to create a scale plan
• How 2d designs can be made into 3d models
• How to approach design work with a range of media including CAD.
• That the method of production changes from single to multiple production.
• Build on and experience a range of modelling skills including working with MDF and card.
• What an exploded drawing is and how to produce one using Techsoft 2D Design.
• How to create isometric and orthographic drawings.
• The need for packaging and how to produce it using Microsoft Publisher.
• The importance of quality control.
• How to evaluate designs and products in detail.

What will be made?

A variety of graphic products including a model of a shop front and a simple puzzle including its packaging.

How is the course assessed?

The Course will be assessed using the National Curriculum specification to give a level and sub level. Tasks are set that will ensure stretch and challenge for the most able students but that are also suited for those with less aptitude or experience in D&T.

Is there an examination?

There is an exam taken at the end of the year. This will enable students to demonstrate through writing and drawing, their knowledge and understanding of D&T.

What equipment should my child have?

All students should have pencils and coloured pencils for design work (we do not endorse the use of felt tip pens) as well as pens for their written work.

How can I support my child’s learning?/

Please ensure that homework tasks are completed as they will often be essential for the following lesson.

For further information, please contact:

Mrs K Baker at kbaker@tringschool.org