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A Level Design + Technology - 3D Product Design at Theale Green School

Course description

Any product that you will buy or use today will have been designed. From a humble lid on a tube of toothpaste to the radar operated braking system on a car. Both of these have gone through extensive designing and testing procedures at the same time keeping the needs of the consumer in mind.

Our human need to turn ideas into reality has progressed technology from the earliest times in history. Product design allows you a unique opportunity to be able to combine creative abilities with manufacturing knowledge and marketing skills.

From card to computers, ideas are brought to life in models and prototypes. You are encouraged to use a wide range of media to show how products will work and to analyse public opinion towards them. This modelling is done through the use of virtual 3D in the use of a variety of computer software – some of which is free for you to use at home.

What skills will I learn?

Investigate facts and analyse them to determine design ideas; how to work as a team to design and use resources; how to prevent your ideas with style. How to analyse products from both the consumer and the manufacturers perspective; a range of skills in modelling, hand tools and workshop machinery.

Entry requirements

It is important that you have reached a minimum standard of a grade C at GCSE, and you are able to communicate your thoughts fluently on paper using sketches and text. So, if you think you have what it takes, see your D&T teacher to discuss it fully.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years