Introduction

Staffing

Graphics is taught by the following members of staff ;

Mr G Burnett  Head of Department

Aims

Pupils follow the AQA GCSE course. In year 10 pupils cover the examination aspects of DT as well as designing and making a variety of projects in fabric. For each project pupils are expected to produce a design folder, which shows the development of their product from the first initial ideas through to detailed working drawings. Pupils are then expected to make whatever they have designed. Attention is paid to its design and quality of finish. Assessment is based upon their folder, practical work and end of project test:

  • The major project begins in June and will be completed by the following February. This single project is worth 60% of the GCSE
  • The major project is chosen by the pupils and takes them through from the conception of the idea to a final made outcome.

There is an exam in June which is the final 40% of the GCSE.