Graphic Design

Course Name: Graphic Design
Course Number: 4552
Examination Board: AQA

Design and Technology is a practical subject area which requires the application of knowledge, skill and understanding when developing ides, planning, producing products and evaluating them. Skills include designing, making, working with materials and market influences. Students work with materials such as: card, paper and smart materials in a creative and innovative way using designers like: Harry Beck, Alberto Alessi, Wally Olins, Jock Kinneir and Robert Sabuda as an influence. Pupils will also have to opportunity to use computer aided design (CAD) and manufacture (CAM) on paper and card engineering.

Career Pathways
A useful platform for further study in apprenticeships and careers in Design and Engineering. Leads to GCE AS or A Levels, Graphics and / or Product Design. These subjects can support a possible career paths such as; Product Designer, Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Exhibition Designer, Set Designer, Model Maker, 3D Artist/Designer, Architect, Interior Designer, Furniture Designer, Design Engineer, Commercial Artist, Creative Director, Advertising, Art Director, Public Relations, Animator, Publishing and Games Artist.

Assessment:
Unit 1:
Two hour Written Paper which consists of 40% course mark, taking place in June 2016. Questions based on pre-released material issued by the AQA Board.

Unit 2:
Controlled Assessment which is approximately forty five hours and constitutes 60% of the course mark. This is a single design and make activity selected from a range of tasks set by the AQA board.