Year 11 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 and Spring Term 

Exam Given NEA

Grammar

Students will use their graphic design skills to respond to a given design brief. They will be expected to use all skills learned throughout content areas 1-6.

Dialectic

Students will use their graphic design skills to respond to a given design brief. They will be expected to use all skills learned throughout content areas 1-6.

Rhetoric

Students will complete a number of part practice scenarios and design brief analysis tasks to complete their final preparation for their exam. Teachers will plan subsequent areas to address any areas necessary.

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Revision

Students classroom revision will be designed and implemented by their class teacher based on the needs of each class and students. Regular interleaving of knowledge and and exam technique practice will help students prepare for their exams.

Students will be strongly encouraged to couple their classroom revision with outside of school revision to consolidate their understanding and ensure each and every student fulfils their potential.

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

Encourage students to use resources posted on the Google classroom, meet all hand in dates so they can benefit from whole class feedback and attend any additional sessions offered if they are invited to attend. The work they submit must be their own and their teacher must be able to sign off their work as the students’ own independent work. Outside help and support are not permitted when students undertake these tasks.

Summer Term 

Exam revision for written exam

Grammar

Students will refer to their content area theory from 1-3 to ensure they are fully prepared for their 1.5 hour exam.

Dialectic

Students will refer to their content area theory from 1-3 to ensure they are fully prepared for their 1.5 hour exam.

Rhetoric

Students will complete a number of part practice scenarios and design brief analysis tasks to complete their final preparation for their exam. Teachers will plan subsequent areas to address any areas necessary.

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

Revision

Students classroom revision will be designed and implemented by their class teacher based on the needs of each class and students. Regular interleaving of knowledge and and exam technique practice will help students prepare for their exams.

Students will be strongly encouraged to couple their classroom revision with outside of school revision to consolidate their understanding and ensure each and every student fulfils their potential.

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

Encourage students to use resources posted on the Google classroom, meet all hand in dates so they can benefit from whole class feedback and attend any additional sessions offered if they are invited to attend. The work they submit must be their own and their teacher must be able to sign off their work as the students’ own independent work. Outside help and support are not permitted when students undertake these tasks.

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