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Product Design A Level at Settle College

Course description

Two equally-weighted units at AS:
One internal coursework element
One external exam-based unit.

Four equally-weighted units at A2
Two internal and two external units.

Coursework project are at both AS and A2, designing and making.

The Edexcel A level in Design and Technology has been designed to provide opportunities for students to develop their creativity, capability and entrepreneurial skills, to apply knowledge and understanding to a range of technological activities and to develop critical thinking and collaborative skills. In particular, the aims of the GCE qualifications in Design and Technology allow students to:

- Develop and sustain innovation, creativity and design and technology.
- The capability to recognise constraints and to produce high-quality products.
- Develop critical understanding of the influences of the processes and products of design and technological activity from a historical perspective and in current practice.
- Apply essential knowledge, understanding and skills of design production processes to arrange of technological activities and develop an understanding of industrial practices.
- Use Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to enhance their design and technological capability via the use of CAD/CAM.
- Recognise the social, moral, spiritual and cultural values inherent in design and technological activity and develop critical evaluation skills in technical, aesthetic, ethical, economic, environmental, social and cultural contexts.
- Develop as discerning consumers able to make informed choices.
- Develop positive attitudes of co-operation and citizenship and work collaboratively.

Future opportunities

Many students progress through Art College and onto a Design Degree; some use product design as a stepping stone into all areas of Engineering and Graphic Design. This could include furniture, interior, product, graphic and theatre design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Settle College directly.

Last updated date: 02 July 2015

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