Dyke House Sports & Technology College

Attainment and Achievement through Creativity, Collaboration and Character

GCSE Graphics

GSCE Graphic Products (AQA)

Pupils will complete two units. Unit 1 is a written examination paper worth 40% of the overall GCSE grade. Unit 2 is a Controlled Assessment worth 60% which consists of a single design and make activity over approximately 45 hours.

The course will deliver the following areas through a variety of design and make activities and through completing their controlled assessment.

Materials and components

Processes ?and techniques which aid manufacture and of the commercial application of a range of materials used in manufacturing their products in quantity.

jigs
moulds
templates
labelling
packaging

Design and market influences

Designers
Techniques and process
Sketching
Enhancement
Presentation
Pictorial drawings
Working drawings
Surface development (net)
Information drawings

Paper and card Engineering

Products and applications
Evaluation techniques
Social, cultural, Moral, Environmental, Economic and Sustainability issues
Economic
Sustainability
Information and Communication Technology
Health and safety issues

Processes and manufacture

Systems and control procedures
Industrial Practices