Graphics (digital) GCSE
Component 1: Coursework 60%
You will be given a practical introduction to a range of
processes, media and techniques. You will study other
designers’ and illustrators’ work and will relate their work to
your own. You will learn the fundamentals of design; use
of colour, image creation, typography and layout. You will
also learn how to handle a digital camera, how to download
images, use a scanner and to acquire a solid grasp of
computer technique. In your work you will also be taught to
pay great attention to detail in your finished work.
Component 2: Externally-Set Assignment 40%
This component is approached in exactly the same
manner as outlined for component 1. You will be given a
wide choice of starting points by the examination board.
Most of the work will be produced in normal lessons, but
will be finished in a series of timed sessions.