Through a variety of Graphics based projects are taught throughout KS3 with particular focus on students' drawing skills. The projects throughout the year look at the branding of products, packaging, paper mechanics, drawing techniques and graphic imagery.
Units of Study
This project will introduce students to designing for manufacture. Pupils will research current confectionery products and begin to design for an audience other than themselves. They will design and make a confectionary wrapper and a chocolate mould for a new brand aimed at young children. The final product will be produced using a variety of equipment, including CAD/CAM and the vacuum former.
See below some examples of excellent practical pieces of work produced by these year groups. The students have 'Aimed Higher' and produced outcomes of high quality.
Pop Up Book
Within groups of four students are set a fictional design problem to design and make a pop-up book. The book is aimed at young children; it must be eye-catching and interesting to capture their imaginations. It must contain a range of card mechanisms such as rotary, v-fold, internal stand, open mouth and parelell slide. The card will need to be easy to read and be distinctive as well as cheap to produce. The colour scheme will be chosen carefully so that card appears bright and cheerful. Students will need to consider the images that are used, colours and fonts. They will research Robert Sabuda, a famous pop-up book author and illustrator.
In this project pupils will work out their ideas with some precision, taking into account how products will be used, who will use them, the mechanisms that could be used and their appearance. They will develop their understanding of designing and making and expand their graphics skills. They will use a range of graphic tools, font designs, images and mechanisms as part of their design. The main aim of this project is to develop pupils understanding of designing and manufacture.
Click here to view some examples of excellent practical pieces of work produced by these year groups. The students have 'Aimed Higher' and produced outcomes of high quality.