Graphic Communication

COURSE OUTLINE

 
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YEAR 10

Portfolio and Exam Grades Submitted to Exam Board by 31st May

 

 September – December

Ancoats Advertising Project. Students to carry out research and ideas development, ideas generation, and experimentation to present a final set of printed adverts to promote the Ancoats area

 

January  – April

Fashion Branding Project. Students to carry out research and ideas development, ideas generation, and experimentation to present a logo for a fashion brand, and possible application to T-Shirts, Carrier Bags, Shop Signage, etc.

 

April – July

E4 E-Stings Project. Students to carry out research and ideas development, ideas generation, and experimentation to present a final moving image E-Sting (as seen on E4)

 

September – December

Album Cover Project. Students to carry out research and ideas development, ideas generation, and experimentation to present a series of Album Covers for a band

 

January – May

Externally Set Task – Exam Paper distributed to students in January. At least 8 weeks exam preparation time. 10 hour exam time slot TBC


YEAR 11

Portfolio and Exam Grades Submitted to Exam Board by 31st May

September – December

Lost Gardens Project. Students to carry out research and ideas development, ideas generation, and experimentation to present a series of promotional posters for The Lost Garden Exhibition

 

January – April

Externally Set Task. Exam Paper distributed to students in January. At least 8 weeks exam preparation time. 10 hour exam time slot TBC

 

April – May

Politics Project. Students to carry out research and ideas development, ideas generation, and experimentation to present a series of infographics for chosen political theme or issue

Portfolio and Exam Grades Submitted to Exam Board by 31st May

All projects and externally set task/exam work will follow a similar structure to cover the assessment objectives as outlined below. Please note that some projects may vary, there are some crossovers between objectives, and in some cases student research may alter the course of the structure

Assessment Objective 1 (marked out of 20)

  • Research Pages into Format (from the internet, books, collected items, photos, etc)
  • Research Pages into Theme (from the internet, books, collected items, photos, etc)
  • Research Pages into Artist/Designer/Illustrator (from the internet, books, collected items, photos, etc)
  • Engagement with research pages – drawing from collected images, extending images, recreating parts of images with an appropriate material or technique
 

Assessment

Assessment Objective 2 (marked out of 20)

Experimenting with different art materials and techniques to refine and develop;

  • Collected work of artists/designers/illustrators
  • Drawings related to the theme
  • Ideas sketches and drawings that have been created

Assessment Objective 3 (marked out of 20)

  • Annotations on most pages (or where necessary and appropriate, recorded audio)
  • Own Photographs where possible
  • Mind-maps and mood-boards
  • Thumbnail Sketches
  • Print Screens of Techniques used

Assessment Objective 4 (marked out of 20)

  • A final set of pieces that have developed from the previous assessment objectives
  • Evaluation

All projects and exam work will follow a similar structure to cover the assessment objectives as outlined below. Please note that some projects may vary, there are some crossovers between objectives, and in some cases student research may alter the course of the structure

Most work should be presented onto A3 Paper and slotted into the correct place in the A3 Display Folder students will have for each project