Product Design / Graphic Products at Poole Grammar School
The structure of the course allows students to gain a really good range of skills and knowledge to take on to the following year where they are required to design and make a single detailed prototype of a product or built environment of their choice.
At the end of each year students will take an exam on product design related theory. Topics within the two years are diverse and interesting, ranging from materials and processes to things such as computer animation techniques and biotechnology. The course allows a great deal of opportunity to gain skills and put together a portfolio of work for job and university applications.
Many of the units can be tailored to suit the interests and ambitions of the students, particularly the major project in the second year.
The course covers a wide range of skills, leading to career paths such as set design, interior design, architecture and product design. Students will need and enquiring mind, an interest in creative thinking as well as practical skills and commercial practices. Organisational skills will be required to ensure that coursework related activities remains on track. The study of DT to a higher level also promotes many key skills in numeracy and literacy, but especially problem solving.
Places on AS Level courses can, subject to available places, normally be offered to applicants who meet the minimum course requirements. These are usually based on the applicant’s best 8 GCSE results, including English and Mathematics, with a minimum of 344 points, with an A* A or B grade in the subjects chosen - or a related discipline, if appropriate (in Mathematics, the minimum grade of B must be at Higher Tier).
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Poole Grammar School directly.