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Design Technology at Felixstowe Academy

Course description

Teaching is designed to encourage an understanding of the economic, social, aesthetic, cultural and enviromental factors that contribute to the making of a product. This is acheived through practical coursework, formal instruction and discussion, and product research and analysis.

Course content

AS Units:

  • Design and make tasks
  • product design

A2 Units:

  • Designing skills
  • making skills

Entry requirements

A minimum of GCSE grade C design and technology in graphic products, resistant materials or textiles.

Entry into A2 requires A-C grades at AS level product design. Entry to A2 with a lower grade will be approved or declined in discussion with subject teacher and the head of sixth form.

Future opportunities

Design open the door to many careers. It provides a solid foundation for a broad range of design courses, from product design, manufacture and engineer degrees, to art/graphics based courses and interior design. Employers and universities place great value on analytical and problem solving skills gained by students of design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Felixstowe Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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