In Year 7, pupils will practice different skills in both making and designing. They will be completing focused practical tasks to allow them to learn new skills in a workshop. They will also learn new drawing techniques such as isometric and Computer Aided Design.
In Year 8, pupils develop their skills that they have learnt in Year 7 by making increasingly difficult projects. The projects combine all the skills and allow the pupils to express their own creativeness. Evaluation of each project is important, allowing the pupils to improve their work for the next project.
In Year 9, the pupils incorporate a study of artists and designers within projects allowing a very creative outcome. The projects continue to become increasingly difficult.
GCSE Art & Design – 3D Design
This is a course that develops skills of producing three dimensional products and designs. It involves developing a sketchbook of ideas including researching the work of designers to inform ideas, developing drawing and sketching techniques, experimentation with various materials, prototyping and evaluating as work progresses, leading to constructing a model of a final design.
This course differs from a traditional woodwork or metalworking but will use some similar skills. The focus of this course is on training students to be designers producing unique and interesting designs using a range of materials.
This course consists of a variety of different projects that will increase pupil’s skills in designing and making culminating in a coursework project. There is also an externally set examination task that will be completed towards the end of the course. The projects will cover a variety of areas such as architecture, product designing and theatre props. For each of these projects you will mind map ideas, research famous designers and create inspirational mood boards. Pupils will also sketch lots of design ideas and develop rapid prototypes using card, blue foam, clay and balsa wood. Being able to evaluate work and make changes to prototypes is important so that it is possible to produce a final scale production of the intended design. Drawing forms a crucial component of this course and pupils learn a variety of techniques including using Computer Aided Design (CAD).