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