During the Technology rotation, students learn how to work to a design brief in their Graphics lessons through project work. They learn key terminology that will benefit them through their key stage three years in order for them to progress to GCSE level. There is a huge focus on Graphic artists, inspiring students to create both drawn and computer aided work. They experiment with various medium and computer programmes such as Photoshop and Adobe Flash. They learn how to work to deadlines and how important this is in the creative and design industry.
Students complete a unit of coursework across two years as well as an externally set exam unit of work. They develop knowledge and skills in a variety of medium and experiment with techniques and tools including print, drawing, computer aided design, paint, illustration and create sketchbooks of developmental work.
At A level, students use the various techniques and processes gained at GCSE to experiment and create personal and informed work relating to a more broad design brief or starting point. Students are encouraged to be creative and experimental through the use of sketchbook work, in order to realise intentions. Illustration is focused upon as well as computer based development. The A level course is split into four units, two completed in the first year (AS) and two completed in the last year (A2).