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3D Design

Teacher of Design : Mrs. S Claudette - sclaudette@stpetersindependent.org.uk

 

Key Stage 3

3D Design allows students to be creative and expressive with their ideas and designs in both a
2-dimensional and 3-dimensional form. Projects are devised to help students understand the fundamental process of design through research, design development and final outcomes. Students are encouraged through experimentation with resources such as wood, wire, paper and modelling materials and learning a wide range of techniques.

 

Key Stage 4

OCR GCSE 3D-DESIGN (J175)

See HERE for more details of the specification

This course encompasses interior design, product design, sculpture, environmental design, design for theatre, film and television & jewellery and body adornment. Learners get the opportunity to work creatively with processes and techniques appropriate to the areas of study such as: computer-aided design, model making, prototyping, constructing, assembling. An understanding of the relationship between form and function is essential.

Students explore and develop ideas within a theme towards a final outcome. Independent learning is an essential element to the course and students are required to meet all 4 of the assessment objectives in order to successfully complete the course.

Assessment Objectives

AO1 - DEVELOP IDEAS – ARTISTS, TRIPS/VISITS & SOURCES OF INSPIRATION.
Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources.

AO2 - REFINING and EXPERIMENTING.
Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes.

AO3 - OBSERVATIONAL DRAWINGS, EXPLANATIONS & USE OF MEDIA.
Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses.

AO4 - FINAL IDEA & FINAL PIECE, LINKS WITH ARTISTS.
Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language.

 

Course Weighting

Coursework Portfolio (60%)
Exam (40%) 10-week preparatory period concluding in a 2-day controlled assessment.

 

Students must show evidence of drawing and written annotation within both the coursework portfolio and the exam unit.

 

Enrichment Opportunities

Key Stage 3: ‘The BIG draw’ – National drawing campaign
Key Stage 4: Open Access to Art/3D room for coursework (Lunchtimes)
Year 9 -11: After School Enrichment Session (Weekly)
Year 10 - Gallery Visit