3D Design A Level at East Norfolk Sixth Form College
3D Design is a specialism within the Art and Design team. Students develop skills in design, model making and drawing (both freehand and digital). Following an introductory period students work on personal projects.
- Free-hand, technical and digital drawing (Sketchup).
- Both 2D and 3D design development.
- Exposure to a wide variety of processes and techniques in the 3D workshop.
- Model making.
- Design history (integrated into practical projects).
- Photography (recording first hand observations and own work made).
- The production of A3 sketchbooks that record student’s thinking, research and idea development.
Grade C in either GCSE Art or Design Technology (Resistant Materials, Graphics or Textiles) is preferred but not essential.
What is most important is your enthusiasm for making and designing things. If you don’t have a C grade in either of these subjects you should still apply but you will need to show evidence of creative ability by submitting a small portfolio of drawings or designs and be interviewed on or before Enrolment Day by a member of the Art and Design Department.
Awarding Body - Edexcel
There is no formal theory exam. Coursework is continually assessed but there is also a 12 hour practical exam students have 10 weeks to prepare for.
Many students have used the course as a stepping stone to degree courses in architecture, product design, engineering, model making, craft and jewellery, gaining entry to some of the most prestigious courses in the country.
The course has a dedicated studio equipped with computers, drawing tables and studio lighting for photographing 3D work. Adjacent to the studio is a well-equipped multi-media workshop for working in metal, wood, plastic, plaster and clay.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Norfolk Sixth Form College directly.