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Product Design Graphics at Sleaford Joint Sixth form

Course description

Product Deign: Graphics with Materials Technology

This course is suitable for students who have studied Graphics, Product Design or Resistant Materials at GCSE level and have achieved a grade B or above. Art is also a useful subject. To achieve the aS level there are 2 units to complete. each unit of work is related to the specific subject.

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. Students will be required to submit 3 separate projects to cover all aspects for the AS course. This unit is based on coursework which is internally marked and externally moderated. 60% AS (30% A2)

UNIT 2 – DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY IN PRACTICE This unit focuses on students developing their knowledge and understanding of a wide range of materials, components and processes used in design and manufacturing appropriate to the chosen subject area. This unit is assessed by an external examination of 1 hour and 30 minutes. 40% AS (20%A2). A mock examination will take place in March, to test their knowledge based on what they have learnt. To achieve the A2 level there are 2 further units to complete:

UNIT 3 - DESIGNING FOR THE FUTURE (GRAPHICS) Students develop their knowledge and understanding of modern design, manufacturing practices and contemporary design issues. The content is partly an extension upon the AS work and new topics to ensure the students have a full understanding of graphics. This unit is assessed by an external examination of 2 hours. 40% A2. A mock examination will take place in March, to test their knowledge.

UNIT 4 – COMMERCIAL DESIGN This is a coursework project in which students design and make a piece of design (Architecture, Interior, Product, Landscape Gardening) showing a detailed understanding of commercial working practices. Students identify a client/user group and liaise with their client in order to develop a commercial product. Students will be required to submit one full design and make project, including a portfolio and a good quality product. This unit is internally marked and externally moderated. 60% A2

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for Level 3 programmes with a grade B in GCSE Graphics, Product Design or Resistant Materials.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sleaford Joint Sixth form directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

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

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