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A2 Level: Art and Design (3D Design) at King Edward VII Science and Sport College, Coalville

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Everything we use, lots of things we see, touch, smell, even taste, have been created and designed.

Product Design is a fantastic opportunity to study, propose and realise design ideas that are linked to the real world. Understanding human requirements and being able to develop ideas and models for the future is what Product Design is all about. The aim of the course is to build on students’ technical understanding of resistant materials and their ability to be creative and develop their 2D, CAD/ CAM and 3 Dimensional skills.  Students are given the opportunity to study the world of Design, the different materials used and many of the different production techniques. They are encouraged to be innovative and think ‘outside the box’ for their designing. Students therefore experience the many problems associated with different design and make processes, and will learn many new skills and techniques needed for any higher level Design qualifications.  This subject is useful for those planning a future in Design or Technology. Trips are arranged throughout the year and these are seen as integral to their Sixth Form experience.


Entry requirements

AS/A2 3D Design Minimum of 5 GCSE grades at A* - C, across at least 4 different subjects, including English and Maths. Or BTEC First Diploma at Merit plus 3 GCSE grades A*-C or BTEC First Certificate at Merit plus 3 GCSE grades A*-C or DiDa at Merit plus 3 GCSE grades A*-C



A2 Examination

¨ Unit 3: Product Design and Manufacture = 25% of A Level exam June

¨ Unit 4: A Design and Make Project = 25% of A Level coursework June


Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as History of Art to prepare for higher education in areas of art and design, photography, architecture or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to art and design such as an Architect, Interior or Fashion Designer. The course will also encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VII Science and Sport College, Coalville directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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