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Product Design A Level at The Marches School and Technology College

Course description

This course is designed to encourage candidates to take a broad view of design
and technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to
appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture
and marketing.
This course is designed to enable you to:
Initiate design solutions, develop, test and trial working models and prototypes.
Develop and sustain imagination, innovation and flair when working with concepts
and materials.
Develop an understanding of contemporary design and technological practices
and consider the uses and effects of new technologies and modern materials.
Develop thinking skills, financial capability, enterprise and entrepreneurial skills.

Entry requirements

We ask that students applying to the
Sixth Form have a minimum of 5 GCSEs
A*– C Grade and aim for a B Grade in
their chosen subject of study (predicted
It is perfectly acceptable to apply to study
a subject that you did not choose at GCSE.
You will be invited to attend a short,
informal interview with the Head of Sixth
Form to discuss your application and talk
through your options. All places offered will
be conditional until you have received your
GCSE results in August and enrolment will
take place on GCSE Results Day.
There will be various ‘Road to Sixth
Form’ events and activities taking place
throughout the year, to ensure a smooth
transition into post-16 study and to
provide you with all the information you
require to make fully informed decisions.
If you have any questions about the
admissions process, please do not
hesitate to contact us on 01691 664400.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Marches School and Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014

Key information

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