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Product Design (3D Design) AS & A Level at Hove Park School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

3D (Product Design) is the development of an idea into a 3 dimensional realisation through material exploration and prototype modelling.

During the first year of the course students will experiment with a wide variety of modelling materials to produce two small projects that make up 50% of their final grade. Within each project students are expected to refer to the work of designers and architects through contextual study tasks. A final exam project is set by the exam board and students will choose a brief from which to work independently. The exam piece is worth the other 50% of the final grade. Students work independently on their chosen exam task where they have a 10 hour practical exam in the first year and a 15 hour practical exam in the second year as well as a 1000-2000 word personal contextual task.

The second year allows students to develop further practical skills and material exploration in the production of one major project before the exam task.

Entry requirements

5A*-C GCSEs including an arts GCSE or equivalent.


For both years there is a coursework assignment set by the centre worth 50% and an externally set task worth 50%.

Future opportunities

Career opportunities include interior design, web design, fashion, advertising, architecture, illustration, to name just a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hove Park School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 20 January 2017

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