Year 8 – Media - Vector graphics

Curriculum KS3 Unit


This unit offers learners the opportunity to design graphics using vector graphic editing software. By the end of the unit learners will have produced an illustration, a logo, or some icons using vector graphics. The lessons are tailored to Inkscape (, which is open source and cross-platform, but the resources should be readily adaptable to any vector graphics editor.

Vector graphics can be used to design anything from logos and icons to posters, board games, and complex illustrations. Through this unit, learners will be able to better understand the processes involved in creating such graphics and will be provided with the knowledge and tools to create their own.

Unit guide

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Learning graph

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Summative assessment

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Summative answer

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Lesson 1

Get into shapes

Lesson 2

Working with multiple objects

Lesson 3


Lesson 4

What will you make?

Lesson 5

Behind the scenes

Lesson 6