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GCSE Graphic Design

"Good Design doesn't date" - Harry Seidler

Vision Statement

Graphic design and illustration is all around us. It helps use to communicate effectively and clearly and if done well can make the world a better place to live in

Curriculum Details

The course will consist of 4 coursework areas, and one ten hour exam.
Unit 01 Introduction to graphic design: explores the 6 principles of design: colour, typography, line,
composition, imagery and tone.
Unit 02 Graphic design practice: pupils will explore a range of designers, illustrators and artists to create
their own final piece.
Unit 03 Responding to a graphic design brief: pupils will work through a design brief, creating a range of
ideas which will be used towards creating a final portfolio.
04 Graphic design portfolio: pupils gather the best of their work in the form of a portfolio, which they will be able to take along to further education interviews.
10 Hour Exam: This is a controlled assessment which will be based on a brief set by NCFE. In the past
this has included:
BonBon Parlour � creating products for a unique sweet shop.
Reach High � creating products for a major sporting event.
Clean Hands � A project which looked at the advertising and illustration of staying safe and clean when using public transport.
Respect � advertising a festival aimed at teenagers.

Curriculum Overview

Graphic design is a course that is designed for pupils who are interested in both art and design, and wish to pursue a future in graphic design, illustration, typography, advertising or packaging design

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