Key Stage 4: Graphic Products
This subject has been designed to encourage students who want to be able to design and make products with creativity and originality using a range of graphic and modelling materials. Candidates will be enthused and challenged by the range of practical activities possible. They will be encouraged to learn through images to use, understand and apply colour and design, to develop spatial concepts and to understand graphic materials and their manipulation. They will design and make products using a graphic media and new technologies to prepare them for the world of work.
During the course students are given the opportunity to design and make in 2 and 3 dimensions, using product modelling, cardboard engineering, advertising, graphical descriptions of process or products: Students will be expected to design, make, analyse and evaluate products considering the social, economic and environmental impact.
The course encourages the students to develop critical and aesthetic abilities of their own products and also those of others.