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Design and Technology at Taverham High School

Course description

Introduction and Structure:
There are two pathways within this qualification ā€” Resistant Materials Technology or Graphic Products. Each pathway has its own specific content. This qualification emphasises two key factors ā€” creativity and sustainability. We want students to explore ideas of originality and value, to question and challenge, to envisage what could be, but equally we need them to achieve the results that will progress their careers. This qualification structure allows students to develop a range of skills and outcomes at Advanced Subsidiary (AS) which demonstrate their creativity and apply these to a design and make project at A2.

All modern designers have to consider sustainable issues when designing new products. A sign of the modern technological age in which we live is that human actions have had a negative impact on our environment. New products provide solutions rather than add to the existing problems of extractions and use of natural resources, pollution from manufacturing and disposal of large amounts of waste products.

Good design is vital to our world and economy and this course seeks to develop studentsā€™ knowledge, understanding, skills and application for designing products. Product design encompasses a wide range of design disciplines but is firmly rooted in the skills required to design and make high quality products that are fit for purpose, satisfy wants and needs, enhance our day-today lives and, most importantly, give students the opportunity to demonstrate their design and technology capability

Entry requirements

Students who would benefit most from studying a GCE in Design and Technology are likely to have one of the following:
* a Level 2 qualification such as a GCSE in Design and Technology or Engineering at grades A*-C
* a Level 2 qualification such as a BTEC First in an appropriate subject

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years