A2 Product Design at South Wolverhampton and Bilston Academy
The specification has been 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.
Unit 1 - Materials, Components and Application
Section A: materials and components: natural woods, man-made boards, laminates and veneers, ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, alloys, polymers, biodegradable polymers, elastomers, composites, compliant materials, smart materials, modern materials, product components, adhesives.
Section B: design and market Influences:- environmental/sustainability issues, ergonomics and anthropometrics, inclusive design, consumer safety.
Section C: processes and manufacture:- fabrication methods, forming methods, redistribution methods, wasting processes, CAM processing, finishing materials and processes, health and safety, quality control.Unit 2 - Learning Through Designing and Making
This is a design-and-make unit where knowledge of the subject content is applied to the design and making of the candidates’ own projects.Unit 3 - Design and Manufacture
- Section A: materials and components
- Section B: design and market influences
- Section C: processes and manufacture.
This is a design-and-make unit where knowledge of the subject content is applied to the design and making of the candidates’ own projects.
You will require a grade B in maths and any one of the following subjects: science, product design, resistant materials or graphics in addition to the general entry requirements.
Exam and coursework
Higher education or employment.
For further information please contact Mr D. Brittle at email@example.com
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Wolverhampton and Bilston Academy directly.