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Product Design - Graphics with Resistant Materials AS and A2 (edexcel) at Priesthorpe School

Course description

Course Description

Students study two units for AS Level: A Portfolio of Creative Skills that is developed through coursework (worth 60% of AS) and Design and Technology in Practice (worth 40% of AS and assessed through an exam)

For A Level, students study the following units: Designing For The Future (worth 40% of A Level and assessed by exam) and Commercial Design which is an independent design and manufacture project where students work to their own design brief (worth 60% of A Level)

Course content

AS Unit 1: Portfolio of Creative Skills

In this unit, students are given the opportunity to develop their creative, technical and practical skills through a series of product investigation, design and manufacturing activities.

AS Unit 2: Design and Technology in Practice

In this unit, students will develop a knowledge and understanding of a wide range of materials and processes used in the field of design and technology.

A Level Unit 3: Designing for the Future

In this unit, students will develop their knowledge and understanding of a range of modern design and manufacturing practices and contemporary design issues, including the important contributions of designers/design movements from the past. Students also need to understand the use of ICT and systems and control technology in the design and manufacture of products.

A Level Unit 4: Commercial Design

In this unit, students are given the opportunity to apply skills they have acquired and developed throughout this course of study, and to design and make a product of their choice that complies with the requirements of a graphics project.

 

 

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

5x A*-C at GCSE

Entrants to the course must have achieved A*-C at GCSE in English, Maths and a design related subject such as Graphics or Product Design.

Assessment

Assessment

At AS Level, assessment is via one substantial portfolio of coursework and a written exam of one hour and thirty minutes.

At A Level, assessment is via one substantial portfolio of coursework and a written exam of two hours.

Financial information

none

Future opportunities

Future Opportunities

Students can go on to study a range of design related subjects including higher education in many areas of graphic, product and interior design (via a one year foundation course for degree level), manufacture, engineering and education, as well as apprentiships in printing, engineering and other practical fields. 

Further information

Further Information

For further information on this course, speak with a member of the Design and Technology Department at school, or check the AS and A Level specification on the EDEXCEL website:

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/design-technology-product-design-2008.html

 

 

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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