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Grade Ladder – Graphic Design – Year 7
Lesson Description Skills Being Tested Grade W3 Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Comments
Perspective Drawing 

Isometric Drawing

 

 

Accuracy, scale & proportion, control of line, applying the rules, detail.

Completed a basic building drawing (e.g. basic bungalow), different line thicknesses evident, basic rules followed. Some basic detail added (windows, doors). Completed a basic building drawing (house or bungalow), line thickness varies for detail work, rules followed with no incorrect lines. Details are added in proportion e.g. doors, windows, chimney, brickwork. Completed a more complex building drawing with additional features (chimney, garage, fence), line thickness varies for detail work, rules followed with no incorrect lines. Details are added in proportion e.g. doors, windows, brickwork, external features. Completed a complex building drawing with additional features (chimney, garage, fence), line thickness varies for detail work, rules followed with no incorrect lines. Details are added in proportion e.g. doors, windows, brickwork, paths, fences etc. If colour is applied to the work give extra credit for accuracy, use of appropriate colour and texture (rendering skills)
Rendering & Colour Theory Use of shades & tones, applying standard conventions, texture Blocks drawn correctly, correct colours applied to meet conventions for materials, train completed, colouring neat. Blocks drawn correctly and neatly, correct colours applied skillfully to meet conventions for materials, quality rendering on train. Blocks drawn correctly and neatly, all rendering is applied correctly and skilfully, rendering looks life-like. Blocks are drawn correctly and neatly, all rendering is applied correctly and skilfully, the rendering looks life-like.
Typography

Logo Design

Accuracy, scale & proportion, use of grids, letter formation, applying the rules of a ‘good logo’. Ideas are suitable for the company names, letters are fairly clear, final logo is neatly drawn and 2 colours applied.

For logo design – rules of a good logo are evident in design.

Ideas reflect the company names, letters are bold,  clear and well formed, final logo is neatly drawn and 2 colours applied accurately.

For logo design – rules of a good logo have been applied well.

Ideas are catchy and reflect the company names very well, letters are clear and well formed, final logo is ‘clever’. 2 Colours are applied neatly and some thought as to their suitability in the design.

For logo design – rules of a good logo have been applied very well.

Ideas are catchy and obviously reflect the company names, letters are suitable, bold, clear and well formed, final logo is ‘clever’. 2 Colours are appropriate to the design and applied accurately.

For logo design – rules of a good logo have been applied very well to create a professional look.

Mood Board Suitability of images, amount of sources, range of media, composition. Collect images from one source to produce a mood board which shows the ‘colour’ choice fairly well. Collect images from 2+ sources to produce a mood board which shows the colour choice well. Layout has been considered. Use a variety of sources (3+) and other different media to produce a mood board which clearly represents the theme and the page is full. Images are overlaid, mood board has texture and variety. Layout is good. Use a wide  variety of sources (3+) and other different media to produce a mood board which clearly represents the theme, is busy and inspirational. Images are overlaid, mood board has texture and variety. Layout is very good.
Artist Studies Accuracy, interpretation, use of grids/tracing paper, use of different media. A copy of part/all of the artist’s work has been made. Colour has been applied using one type of media. Grids/tracing paper has been used, where appropriate to enhance work. A fairly accurate copy of part/all of the artist’s work has been made. Colour has been applied neatly using 2 types of media. Grids/tracing paper has been used in part, where appropriate to enhance work. An accurate copy of part/all of the artist’s work has been made. Colour has been applied skilfully using a variety (3+) of media.

At this level grids & tracing paper will not generally be necessary, but the teacher should take this into account in awarding levels.

A quality interpretation of an artist’s work has been created. A wide range of media has been used, showing very good skills. Layout and presentation of the work has been considered. Where more than one piece of artwork has been used give merit for layout and presentation of the study page.
POP Ups

Packaging

Does the mechanism/net work, accuracy of drawing, accuracy of making, quality of finish. The mechanism (1 mechanism)/net (basic shape) works.

Shape and size is drawn correctly.

Card/packaging is completed with colour and is a working product.

The mechanisms (2 mechanism)/net (fairly basic shape) works.

Shape and size is drawn correctly and accurately.

Card/packaging is completed with good quality colour graphics and is a suitable working product.

The mechanisms (2 mechanisms)/net (more complex e.g. self locking base) works well.

Shape and size is drawn correctly and accurately, showing folds and cut lines.

Card/packaging is completed with very good quality colour graphics and is suitable for purpose.

The mechanisms (2+)/net (more complex e.g. self locking base & complex shape) works very well.

Shape and size is drawn correctly, neatly and accurately, showing folds and cut lines.

Card/packaging is completed with excellent quality colour graphics and is suitable for purpose. A quality working product.

Photoshop Use of a range of tools, accuracy, quality of final outcomes. Can carry out a tutorial based exercise using PhotoShop.

Can produce an advertising poster.

Can name and use some basic tools.

Can carry out a tutorial based exercise using PhotoShop and apply to other work.

Can produce an advertising poster.

Can name and use several basic tools.

Can carry out a tutorial based exercise using PhotoShop and apply to other work. Asks questions and experiments to further develop skills.

Can produce a good quality advertising poster.

Can name and use several basic tools and experiments.

Can carry out a tutorial based exercise using PhotoShop and applies this to other work. Asks questions and experiments to further develop skills. Shares knowledge & skills with other students

Can produce a high-quality advertising poster, with filters, layer/text effects etc.

Can confidently name and use several tools in photoshop.

All BTEC results have been emailed to student school email accounts 02.09.2020