Graphics at Cardinal Wiseman is essentially about providing the skills, techniques and tools which enable students to express their creative talents. This can be showcased through designing, development, manufacturing and the use of ICT.
Key Stage 3
Year 7 – Cubee
Students will learn a range of technical drawing and rendering skills. This includes drawing in perspective and isometric. They also learn about the importance of measurements in making net / developments as well as gain valuable skills in the use of graphic tools and materials. This culminates in the designing and manufacturing of a Cubee character of their choice!
Year 8 – Pop Up Book
Students are introduced to paper mechanics and the use of ICT to design and manufacture a pop-up book for children. The students will have to write their own short story, plan out the design of each page and use their growing graphic skills to produce a pop up book worthy of selling in any book store!
Year 9 – Architecture
This is an excellent introduction into the world of architecture. Students will continue to learn more about graphic tools and materials as well as enhancing their technical drawing ability. They will also get the opportunity to experiment in CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) techniques to design and make an architectural model of a building.
Key Stage 4
Year 10 & 11 – Design & Technology 1-9 (with a focus on Graphics)
This is a lively, motivational and innovative course which allows students to display falir, imagination and creativity through a range of practical and theoretical activities. Over the two year course students will be experimenting in a range of D&T areas including Resistant Materials and Electronics to gain a core understanding of all Design & Technology disciplines. The 2nd year students will conduct their controlled assessment where they will specialise in Graphics.
Written Exam – 2 hours (50% of GCSE)
Non exam Assessment – 40 hours (50% of GCSE)