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Product Design - Graphics AS/A Level at Stoke Newington School

Course description

AS Level:

Unit 1:Portfolio of Creative Skills.

Unit 2:Design and Technology in practice

A Level:

Unit 3:Designing for the future

Unit 4:Commercial Design

Course content

AS Unit 1: In this unit, you will develop your creative, technical and practical skills through a series of product investigations, design and manufacturing activities. You will produce a portfolio to demonstrate your creativity and flair in designing and making graphic products. It will include three sections, focusing on product investigation, product design and manufacture.

AS Unit 2: You will develop a knowledge and understanding of a wide range of processes and materials used in the field of design and technology. You will also learn about industrial and commercial practices, the importance of quality checks and health and safety issues.

A Level Unit 3:You will develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of modern design and manufacturing practices and contemporary design issues. Students must also be aware of the important contributions of designers from the past. It is increasingly important to develop an awareness of the impact of design and technological activities on the environment. Sustainable product design is a key feature of modern design practices. 

A Level Unit 4: You will have the opportunity to apply the skills you have acquired and developed throughout the course, and to design and make a product of your choice in line with the requirements of a graphics project. Students must follow the design process in detail, in order to create a ‘conceptual design’ or one based on ‘the built environment’. Design projects must contain 2D and 3D elements.


Entry requirements

You will need at least a grade C in GCSE resistant materials, textiles, graphic products, design or art, and a portfolio showcasing relevant design work.

Future opportunities

Graphics offers pathways into many areas of the creative and media industries: advertising, television production, magazine design, web and multimedia design. It also leads into higher education, through being an excellent basis for entering a foundation course, which in turn leads to degree courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Newington School directly.

Last updated date: 23 November 2016
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