Hellesdon High School

& Sixth Form Centre

Year 10

 

  Topic(s) Key content to be learned Assessment

Autumn Term

Unit 01: Introduction to graphic design

Learning outcome 1.1: Students will learn about the key components of graphic design: colour, tone, line, composition, typography, imagery and how they are used.

 

Evidence: Students will present research that includes examples and their own written analysis of how the components are used within graphic design in a portfolio based format, both digital and physical.

Learning outcome 1.2: Experimentation with the graphic design components.

 

Evidence could include:  Students will explore the nature of the graphic design components through experimenting with: digital layout and manipulation, mixed media, montage and printmaking techniques to produce small graphic outcomes.

1.1 Pass: Learners must describe each of the graphic design components with annotated visual examples.

Merit: Learners describe the graphic design components and make some links between them.

Distinction: Learners will understand and explain how design decisions affect each other in a final piece through the choice of typography, line, layout, colour etc.

 

 

 

1.2 Pass: Learners will have evidence of experiments with all of the following components: colour, tone, line, composition, typography, use of imagery with some evidence of communicating written ideas.

Merit: Learners will have evidence of focused experiments with all of the design components with consistent evidence of communicating their ideas.

Distinction: Learners will have evidence of thorough experiments with all of the design components with clear evidence of communicating their ideas.

Spring term Unit 2: Graphic design practice

Learning outcome 2.1: Students will learn about the work of recognised graphic designers from specialist disciplines such as: Illustration, branding, advertising, packaging graphics, typography, digital art. They will learn about typical design practice and the characteristics for each discipline.

 

Evidence: Investigative and analytical work recorded in the student’s portfolio.

 

 

 

Learning outcome 2.2: Students will produce a graphic design inspired by the work of a chosen graphic designer. They must demonstrate use of: technical skills, processes, techniques, equipment. Material, composition.

 

Evidence: A piece of graphic design in one of the following disciplines: illustration, advertising graphics, branding and corporate identity, packaging graphics, typography, digital design, and communication graphics.

 

Learning outcome 2.3: Students will review their graphic design evaluating: how their design reflects the work of the graphic designer, their technical skills, their use of graphic design components, ways of improving.

2.1 Pass: Learners will communicate some defining characteristics of design within their chosen discipline, using at least two sources to obtain information.

Merit: Learners will communicate the main characteristics of design within their chosen discipline, using information from at least two sources and in at least two different formats.

Distinction: Learners will communicate the main characteristics of design work within their chosen discipline using a range of different sources from different formats to obtain information. They will state which sources have the most value and why.

 

 

 

2.2 Pass: Learners will create a piece of graphic design, using all of the relevant graphic design components, in response to a graphic designer’s work. This would demonstrate application of technical skills.

Merit: Effective application of technical skills will be evident in their graphic design, this may be inconsistently applied.

Distinction: Learners will demonstrate effective, consistent application of technical skills in their graphic design.

 

 

 

 

 

2.3 Pass: Learners will give detailed conclusions about their own work but they may have limited evidence of how it is made in response to the chosen graphic designer. Learners will cover the appropriate use of technical skills and graphic design components justify their selections. However, links may be inconsistent.

Merit: Learners will give detailed conclusions about their own work and they will have evidence of how it is made in response to the chosen graphic designer. Learners will cover the appropriate use of technical skills and graphic design components and provide justification for their selections and link this to the chosen graphic designer

Distinction: Learners will give detailed conclusions about their own work and they will have evidence of how it is made in response to the chosen graphic designer. Learners will cover the appropriate use of technical skills and graphic design components and provide justification for their selections which is clearly linked to the chosen graphic designer. Learners will suggest ideas for the effective improvement of future work/their own practice

Summer Term  Unit 04 Graphic design portfolio

Learning outcome 3.1: Students will understand the requirements of a graphic design brief, respond to a brief and develop ideas.

 

 

Evidence must include: their response to the brief, draft designs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning outcome 3.2: Students will produce their final graphic design idea using Adobe programmes. The learner must demonstrate: technical skills and effective use of resources.

 

Evidence: The learner must provide: their final design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning outcome 3.3: Students will: review how they met the brief, evaluate their final outcome, the purpose and impact of the graphic design, effective use of resources, what went well and not so well.

3.1 Pass: Learners will analyse the brief and demonstrate their understanding of its requirements. Their conclusions will be accurate but may only take into account some of the client’s requirements. The ideas developed in response to the brief will only be based on some of the client’s requirements.

Merit: Learners will analyse the brief and demonstrate their understanding of its requirements. Their conclusions will be accurate and take into account all of the client’s requirements. The ideas developed in response to the brief will be based on all of the client’s requirements.

Distinction: Analysis and understanding of the brief is based on an examination of all of its requirements. Their conclusions will be accurate and effectively balance and resolve all of the client’s requirements. The ideas developed in response to the brief will successfully resolve all of the client’s requirements.

 

 

3.2 Pass: The developed final idea will mostly meet the brief accurately and relevantly The learner will show selection and application of technical skills and effective use of resources in the execution of the final graphic design idea. However, this may not be consistently applied.

Merit: The developed final idea will be accurate and relevant to meeting the brief. The learner will show effective selection and application of technical skills and effective use of resources in the execution of the final graphic design idea.

Distinction: The developed final idea will be accurate and relevant in meeting all the requirements of the brief. The learner will show the most effective selection and application of technical skills and effective use of resources in the execution of the final graphic design idea. These will be consistently applied throughout the production of the final design idea.

 

3.3 Pass: Describes the processes involved to create their work, the purpose and impact, effectiveness of resources and identifies some aspects of what went well/not so well.

Merit: Describes the processes involved and identifies what went well/not so well

 

Distinction: Describes the processes involved and identifies what went well/not so well and any opportunities for development.