Product Design (3D) AS/A Level
The course is centred on the following design areas: architecture, furniture and product. In your first year we will develop your skills and capabilities through a series of activities and short projects led by your teacher, and will culminate in your own extended design project. You will develop your appreciation of form and function and the use of a variety of materials and manufacturing processes. You will develop your abilities to draw, sketch, use CAD/CAM and prototype to communicate your ideas. You will become familiar with major design movements and the work of other designers in order to broaden your appreciation of good design. In your second year you will build upon the techniques learnt in the first year and will have the freedom to explore your own project work.
Entry requirements: Grade 4 in GCSE English and Maths preferred and, if taken, a GCSE in any Design Technology option at grade 4/C or above. The course is open to all students, even if you have not studied the subject before. What we are interested in is your desire to design and make solutions.
Course assessment: 100% coursework.