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 Unit 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.