Year 10 Technology – Graphic Design

Curriculum Intents

Design and Technology at Philip Morant School allows students of all abilities to develop and demonstrate their creative flair, their ability to problem solve and build a range of practical skills within a range of subject disciplines. We create a climate where students are enthusiastic and have pride in their work. They will build on previous experiences and acquire new knowledge, skills and attributes applying these across a range of contexts. The subject will equip them with the necessary skills to meet their own and the needs of others in an ever changing and unpredictable world. They will be given the opportunity to consider how they design for tomorrow through new, emerging and digital technologies.

Why

Students will acquire and apply their knowledge and skills in a variety of contexts. We will provide opportunities to inquire, investigate, analyse, design, model and test; manufacture, review and evaluate. We will expose students to problems that need to be solved independently, allowing for a range of responses. We will continue to reflect and review our curriculum model on a regular basis to ensure that our students are prepared for future studies and careers.

Everything around us is designed, without the creative world we would never improve the way we live or interact with products. Design and Technology gives you the transferable skill set to be that designer with the potential to change and improve lives.

How

Students will develop empathy and understanding of people’s needs, wants and difficulties. They will experience a range of materials, components, systems, ingredients, tools and processes, including new and emerging technologies.

We will promote a climate for learning that offers high challenge, low risk and is inclusive for all students. We celebrate and embrace failure, using this to develop and enhance design thinking and making, while developing resilience in learners.

Autumn Term

Content Area 1 & 2 – Studying the graphic design fundamentals and work of historical and contemporary graphic designers

Grammar

Students will develop a range of test pieces which explore the fundamentals of graphic design. They will explore a range of modern and historical graphic designers, evaluating their style and influences.

Dialectic

Students will develop a range of test pieces which explore the fundamentals of graphic design. They will explore a range of modern and historical graphic designers, evaluating their style and influences.

Rhetoric

Students’ will be assessed based upon their theoretical knowledge of multiple graphic design fundamentals, through regularly assessed presentation pages.

In school...
How can I support this unit at home...

Developing digital design skills and an appreciation of a range of graphic design style, whilst gaining confidence for their own design work.

Students will be taught the fundamentals of graphic design and will present their understanding of this through presentation tasks, using a range of graphic design practices. Students will appreciate the physical working properties of materials as well as digital design to present outcomes in a safe and suitable way.

How can I support my child’s development and understanding of graphic design processes beyond the classroom?

Students can look at a variety of design movements such as dada movement, art nouveau and modernism. Vox YouTube is a good resource where students can watch interviews with with professional designers and gather inspiration from a range of sources.

Spring Term

Content Area 3 & 4 – Existing Company Re-brand Exercise

Grammar

Students will choose an existing company and rebrand it. Using skills learned from content areas 1-3. They will develop skills about how to design, refine and develop their design work using industry standard practices.

Dialectic

Students will choose an existing company and rebrand it. Using skills learned from content areas 1-3. They will develop skills about how to design, refine and develop their design work using industry standard practices.

Rhetoric

Students’ will be assessed based upon their theoretical knowledge of multiple graphic design fundamentals, through regularly assessed presentation pages.

In school...
How can I support this unit at home...

Developing digital design skills and an appreciation of a range of graphic design style, whilst gaining confidence with creation and development of their own design work.

Students will be taught the fundamentals of graphic design and will present their understanding of this through presentation tasks, using a range of graphic design practices. Students will appreciate the physical working properties of materials as well as digital design to present outcomes in a safe and suitable way.

How can I support my child’s development and understanding of graphic design processes beyond the classroom?

Students can look at a variety of design movements such as dada movement, art nouveau and modernism. Vox Youtube is a good resource where students can watch interviews with with professional designers and gather inspiration from a range of sources.

Summer Term 1

Existing Company Rebrand Exercise & Responding to Feedback Tasks

Grammar

Students will respond to personal feedback to develop and refine their design ideas.

Dialectic

Students will respond to personal feedback to develop and refine their design ideas.

Rhetoric

Students’ will be assessed based upon their theoretical knowledge of multiple graphic design fundamentals, through regularly assessed presentation pages.

In school...
How can I support this unit at home...

Developing digital design skills and an appreciation of a range of graphic design style, whilst gaining confidence with creation and development of their own design work.

Students will be taught the fundamentals of graphic design and will present their understanding of this through presentation tasks, using a range of graphic design practices. Students will appreciate the physical working properties of materials as well as digital design to present outcomes in a safe and suitable way.

How can I support my child’s development and understanding of graphic design processes beyond the classroom?

Students can look at a variety of design movements such as dada movement, art nouveau and modernism. Vox Youtube is a good resource where students can watch interviews with with professional designers and gather inspiration from a range of sources.

Summer Term 2

Existing company rebrand exercise & Responding to feedback tasks and project refinement & presentation

Grammar

Students will refine and present their outcomes in an appropriate way, drawing from research and analysis from content areas 1-4

Dialectic

Students will refine and present their outcomes in an appropriate way, drawing from research and analysis from content areas 1-4

Rhetoric

Students’ will be assessed based upon their theoretical knowledge of multiple graphic design fundamentals, through regularly assessed presentation pages.

In school...
How can I support this unit at home...

Developing digital design skills and an appreciation of a range of graphic design style, whilst gaining confidence with creation and development of their own design work.

Students will be taught the fundamentals of graphic design and will present their understanding of this through presentation tasks, using a range of graphic design practices. Students will appreciate the physical working properties of materials as well as digital design to present outcomes in a safe and suitable way.

How can I support my child’s development and understanding of graphic design processes beyond the classroom?

Students can look at a variety of design movements such as dada movement, art nouveau and modernism. Vox Youtube is a good resource where students can watch interviews with with professional designers and gather inspiration from a range of sources.

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