GCSE Graphics

Subject: Graphics
Qualification Type: GCSE (Full Course)
Exam Board: Edexcel
Subject Leader: N. Oke

Course Description

  • Developing model making skills
  • The design process – research, analysis, design, development, planning and evaluating.
  • Drawing skills
  • 2D & 3D Computer Aided Design and Manufacture.
  • Adobe Photoshop & animation
  • Function & properties of modelling materials
  • Sustainable design
  • You will have the opportunity to design and make graphics products such as board games, buildings, pop-up books, basic animations, exhibition stands, etc

Assessment Format

Unit 1 – You will research & analyse existing products then design and make a new & exciting product using computer programs and modelling materials (60%).
Unit 2 – Examination (40%).

Possible Progression (including careers and further education)

There is a wide range of courses such as;

  • BTEC Diploma in Graphic Design L3 leading to a foundation degree.
  • BTEC level 2 or 3 Diploma in Media, Animation and games.
Longley Park College
  • 3D Design AS/A2 leading to university degrees in product & interior and architecture.
  • Graphics AS/A2
Dearne Valley College
  • BTEC Diploma in Art & Design (Graphics)
Barnsley College
  • Graphic Communication AS/A2
Thomas Rotherham College
  • A Level Graphic Design


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