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Qualification: AQA’s Unit Award Scheme

KS4 Design Technology Students can choose to specialise in Graphics.  This subject will be certificated using modules from AQA’s Unit Award Scheme. 

Students will learn how to evaluate existing products and carry out research to find out what a third party wants.  They will learn to create items for someone else using a design brief. They will use their knowledge to make their own decisions about appropriate tools and processes to use.  They will learn how to evaluate other people’s work and how to act upon advice they receive. 

In Graphics students will learn about a range of drawing techniques to help them present neat, engaging drawings.  They will learn about colour theory and other ‘tricks’ designers use to help promote their products.  They will learn how to use ICT as an aid to designing. 


Cycle 1 Topic
Autumn 1 Logos, Corporate Identity & Colour Theory
Autumn 2 Drawing Skills
Spring 1 Robert Sabuda - Pop Up Cards
Spring 2 Lettering & Typography – poster design
Summer 1 Lettering & Typography – poster design
Summer 2 Pop Up Book 


Cycle 2 Topic
Autumn 1 Drawing Skills
Autumn 2 Packaging & Nets – Charity Box
Spring 1 Symbols, Pictograms & Signage 
Spring 2 Housing Development 
Summer 1 Top Trumps
Summer 2 Top Trumps & Sublimation T-Shirts


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