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Graphic Products


  • Mr D.Clarke

In Years 11 and 12 Graphic Products can be chosen as a GCSE option. 

The Exam Board we use for GCSE Graphic Products is Edexcel. Click here to go to the Edexcel GCSE Graphic Products Home Page.


GCSE Graphic Products covers a wide range of products including, packaging, point-of-sale display, interior and garden design and 3D-product (concept) design.

Over the course of 2 years pupils will develop a whole range of creative designing and making skills, technical knowledge and understanding relating to graphic products and invaluable transferable skills such as problem solving and time management.

GCSE Graphic Products consists of 2 units:

The Edexcel GCSE Graphic Products specification unit weightings remain:

  • Written paper (40%) based upon knowledge and understanding of Graphic Products

  • Coursework (60%) based upon design and make activities.

Unit 1 – Creative Design and Make Activities (60%)

  • Pupils complete a design and make activity.  These activities can be linked (combined design and make) or separate (design one product, make another).

  • 40 hours

  • 100 marks (design 50 marks/make 50 marks) 

  • Internal assessment, external moderation.

Unit 2 – Knowledge and Understanding of Graphic Products (40%)

  • Pupils apply their knowledge and understanding of graphic products through multiple choice, short-answer and extended writing and design type questions.

  • The paper is untiered and accommodates the full grade3 range: A* to G.

  • Unit content is made explicit and the paper has a clear structure so that centres can prepare each year and avoid surprises

  • Opportunity to retake examination once

  • 1 hour 30 minutes

  • 80 marks

  • External Assessment

The internally assessed unit will be undertaken using controlled assessment.  As part of  controlled assessment, Edexcel recommends that pupils should be able to complete their work in 40 hours which can be broken down for each criteria to reflect the amount of time the pupil should be spending on a particular part of their work.

Many pupils have enjoyed GCSE Graphic Products so much that they go on to study A Level Graphic Products for another 2 years.

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