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Mount Carmel - College for Girls

GCSE Graphics

Course Outline

You will work within various contexts e.g. Advertising, Healthy eating, Environmental Concerns, Package and Product Placement and Promotional Products. You will study materials and processes including: card engineering, computer graphics, colour printing techniques and blister packaging using vacuum forming. CAD/CAM – computer aided design using industrial practices. All aspects of coursework will include, ICT, Graphical Communication and Drawing Skills.


• Single tiered assessment - grade A* – G to cater for students of all abilities.
Written Paper = 40% of the total marks (120 marks)
Two sections: Section A (30 marks) - A design question based on context supplied before the
Section B (90 marks) - Covers all aspects of the specification content
• Controlled Assessment: 60% of the total marks (90 marks)
A single design-and-make activity selected from a choice of set tasks, consisting of the development of a made outcome and a concise design folder and/or appropriate ICT evidence.
The design folder should consist of approximately: 20-25 pages of A3 paper
It is expected that students should spend approximately 45 hours on this activity.
As part of the evidence submitted, students should include photographs of the finished products as well as photographs at various stages of the process.

Post 16 progression
AS levels and A2’s are available in all design and technology subject areas. Vocational courses, for example Foundation, Higher and Advanced Diplomas and BTEC qualifications are also available in all subject areas. Look at for further information.

Career Options
Graphic creative designer, engraver, illustrator, internet, web designer, advertising