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Product Design - Graphics A-Level at The West Bridgford School

Course description

An A level in Product Design - Graphics will give you the opportunity to develop your creativity supported by teachers who have experience in all areas of technology. You will be encouraged to investigate a range of techniques and materials to develop original and creative designs to a high quality. Through analysis and problem solving the Product Design A level will give you the skills and abilities to be-come an innovator of the 21st century!

In Graphics you will study visual communication through a variety of media and explore 2D imagery such as illustration, packaging, advertising, typography etc.

YEAR 12:

Coursework portfolio in 3 stages, product investigation, design and making (60%)

Exam - 1hour 30 minutes exam paper which will assess pupils knowledge and understanding of a wide range of materials and techniques.

YEAR 13:

Coursework consisting of a single design and make project, plus 2 hour exam on designing for the future.


Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE Product Design -  Graphics, within one of the below:

3 A Level subjects + General Studies: 3 Grade B in chosen subjects + 2 Grade C, including Grade B in Maths & English Language

4 A Level subjects + General Studies: 2 Grade A/A* + 2 Grade B in chosen subjects + 1 Grade C, including Grade B in Maths & English Language

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The West Bridgford School directly.

Last updated date: 12 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years