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Design and Technology - Graphic Products A Level at Alsager School

Course description

The course has two clearly defined pathways either conceptual design or the built environment. Conceptual design incorporates packaging design, product design, point of sale display and vehicle design. The built environment focuses upon architecture, interior design, exhibition design, theatre set design and garden design.

Course content

AS:
- Unit 1: Kiosk Design Increasingly companies are using interactive kiosks to provide services and/or dispense products directly to the user. Your challenge is to select a client and design a kiosk for a specific client need. The outcome will be a scale model (1:5) and the interface through which information is given to the user.
- Unit 2: An externally set exam that focuses upon materials and components, industrial printing, commercial processes and quality.

A2:
- Unit 3: An externally set exam that looks closely at historical design movements, mass production and the consumer society.
- Unit 4: The Exhibition stand (example brief) The Toy Fair at the Olympia London is the only dedicated toy, game and hobby exhibition in the UK. Companies ranging from the large internationals to the new start up’s showcase thousands of brand new toys, games and hobbies to the UK's largest gathering of toy industry professionals. Lego require the design of a new exhibition stand to showcase its latest range of construction sets. The stand must reflect the Lego branding and allow for demonstrations of its latest products. In this unit you must focus on your design having a real commercial purpose and you should work with a client to give you critical feedback.

Entry requirements

You will have gained at least a grade C in the GCSE Design and Technology courses of Graphic Products (GPT).

Assessment

AS
40 % exam
60% coursework

A2
40% exam
60% Coursework

Future opportunities

Students have the opportunity to progress on to University to study Graphic Design, Video Game Design, Architecture, Automotive Design, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Theatre and Film Set Design, Packaging Design, Multimedia Design and Computer Aided Design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alsager School directly.

Last updated date: 12 January 2016
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