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YearTerm 1Term 2Term 3
Year 7
(Single lessons for 2 x rotations.
Rotation 3 and 4)
Aboriginal Book Project - In this project students will:
- Have an introduction into Photoshop.
- Research artists and create mood boards based on the project theme.
- Primary research of book covers (homework).
- Experiment with digital dot art in the style of Aboriginal Art.
- Create an independent personal response or final piece using Photoshop.
- Learn how to present work professionally.
- Present and Evaluate work effectively.
Year 8
(Single lessons for 2 x rotations.
Rotation 1 and 2)
British Seaside Project - In this project students will:
- Have an introduction into Photoshop.
- Research artists and create mood boards based on the project theme.
- Primary research of holiday photographs (homework).
- Learn to draw in Photoshop using the pen tool.
- Create an independent personal response or final piece using Photoshop.
- Learn how to present work professionally.
- Present and Evaluate work effectively.
Year 9
(2 x 9 week rotations)
First 9 week rotation:
Colour Popping
– Digital skill building unit that looks at turning images black and white with a small part of the photograph being edited to have a pop of colour.

Repeat Patterns
– Digital skill building unit that enables the students to produce their own repeat patterns on themes of their own choice.

Ross Holden
– Students to produce digital mandalas inspired by the artists Ross Holden on themes of their own choice.

Second 9 week rotation: Typography
– Students to experiment producing typography with a range of different materials and photograph to then be presented in their portfolios.
Year 10Coursework (60% of GCSE) until Term 2 in Year 11

Patrick Boyer
– Students to look at a contemporary graphic artist and form their own personal interpretation of their work as well as writing analytically about the artists work as well as their own.

Merged Faces
– Students to learn how to digitally manipulate photographs to form exciting new faces from their favourite celebrities.

Wanted Poster
– Students will develop digital manipulation skills of secondary photographs to form scary or comical posters.
Portraits
– Students to learn how to digitally manipulate photographs to form exciting new faces from their favourite celebrities. Students will also experiment with a number of traditional and experimental ways of creating portraits such as collage and drawing.

Design
– Students will develop their idea generation by producing drawn design ideas for a number of products. These products will need to factor in key information and specifications when designing.
Printing/Experimentation
– Students will have the option to produce some polyboard and mono experimental prints that will be presented in their portfolios to show a range of techniques.

Personal Investigation
– Students to have the chance to undertake an extended project of their own based on a hobby or interest such as Promotional material for a fashion show / advertising a new film / video game / dvd / album.
Year 11Personal Investigation
– Students to have the chance to undertake an extended project of their own based on a hobby or interest such as Promotional material for a fashion show / advertising a new film / video game / dvd / album.
Exam Board Set Assignment (40% of GCSE)
- Students will be given an exam paper and will choose a question in which they will then research. Students will form their own unit of work from this starting point.
Throughout the exam unit, students will carry out research, artist work (contextual studies), design ideas and development in which they will then produce a final piece and evaluate.
Exam Board Set Assignment continued
– Students to complete their exam this term in which 10hrs will be sat in exam conditions. Students will sit this in the main Graphics room and work at the computers to produce their final designs.

Students will have completed the course before May half term.