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If I choose the same subjects as my friends will we be together?
Don’t choose a course because a friend has chosen it and you want to be together - you probably won’t be with your friend anyway. New groups are formed from all three bands of Year 9 for the Options. You will meet new pupils and make new friends!
A varied range of creative projects which could include:
A pop-up book or card, and a new ‘Fair Trade’ Fruit Logo campaign
Fantasy clock and a novelty computer mouse
Interior or architectural projects.
You will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of drawing, ICT and 3D modelling skills.
You will have ready access to well equipped ICT facilities enabling you to easily create special effects on your designs using a digital camera, scanner and ‘photoshop’ software.
Year 10 Graphics pupils have also successfully entered national design competitions winning top prizes.
Design a new corporate identity (logo) for a company or organisation plus a range of promotional products, or an Exhibition stand.
Trips/Visits to support the subject in Year 10 A visit to a Graduate Degree Show in London to see the work of new designers.
Examples of Yr 10 Work Fantasy clocks, Novelty Mice & Pop-up Books.
Examples of Yr 11 Work Logos & Exhibition Stands
Resistant materials Teacher in charge : Mrs Pohorely
An outline of the topics to be covered :
In Year 10:-
You will have the opportunity to experiment with a wide range of materials such as woods, metals, Plastics and the new ‘modern’ and ‘smart’ materials. You will design and make clocks, novelty storage units, Christmas decoration and items in quantity.
You will then know what materials you enjoy working with most so :
You will design and make a product which particularly interests you using appropriate resistant materials e.g a novelty light, a bedside table or a set of silver jewellery with precious stones in a rosewood jewellery box.
Tri ps/Visits to support the subject in Year 10
We hope to take Year 10 to visit the Design Museum.
The textile course will include the innovative and experimental use of fabrics, dyes and threads. In Year 10 a sketchbook is produced and students are encouraged to present their designs and fabric samples in a highly creative and imaginative way. (Basic dressmaking skills are incorporated into this project). Mini design projects are also taught including an embellished fabric box, embroidered bag using CAM and painted silk square. For GCSE coursework, students will design and make a product of their choice which would be either something to wear, such as a garment/bag or a soft furnishing such as a cushion/wall hanging.
How the Course will be Assessed :
Coursework element :
Written - 40% research, designs, samples, evaluations
Practical - 60% practical item which could be something to wear (garment, hat, bag)
something for the home cushion, screen, wall hanging).
Trips/Visits to Support the Subject in Year 10 & 11:
Clothes Show Live – Birmingham – Every 2-3 years. Cloth store Open Evenings.
DRAMA Work with lots of different people Perform to family and friends Boost your Self –confidence Devise your own theatre piece
DRAMA Why choose drama? Explore different texts and characters Improve your communication skills See a piece of live theatre every year Build on the skills you have already learnt
DRAMA What is the drama GCSE made of? Unit 1: improvisation. This is just like the schemes you do in year 9. You are assessed on response , development and evaluation . Unit 2: play text You study a play text in depth and do 3 practical workshops based on it. You are assessed on your response , development and evaluation . Paper 2: You devise a piece of theatre in groups which is performed to an outside examiner. You are marked on your performance skills .