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Design and Technology: Product Design: Textiles AS/A Level at Chipping Norton School

Course description

AS and A2 Level:

Students are encouraged to develop their capacity to design and make products and appreciate the complex relationship between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

The course allows students to examine topics for their contemporary relevance, looking at both a historical perspective and possible future development.

Students will:

Further develop knowledge of materials, components, design and market influences, processes and manufacture.

  • Investigate major developments in textiles technology, especially smart materials.
  • Investigate the role of professionals within the textiles industry e.g. designer fabric and garment technologist.
  • Develop an understanding of social, moral economic and environmental implications of the textiles industry.

 

 

 
 

Course content

AS Level

Unit 1 - Materials, Components and Application - (25% of the A level).

Students will:

  • Study and work with a variety of textile materials to enable students to understand working characteristics, physical properties, cost and availability.
  • Acquire a broad knowledge of manufacturing systems, industrial and commercial practice.
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of basic elements in design.
  • Explore various practical methods of construction and design application, working in two and three dimensional forms and using creative activities to produce outcomes.

Unit 2 - Learning through Designing and Making - (25% of the A level).

A portfolio of work produced from three separate design and make tasks – covering a wide range of practical construction and design application techniques, research activities, planning for manufacture and evaluation criteria.

A2 Level

Unit 3 - Design and Manufacture - (25% of the A level).

Unit 4 -  Design and Making Practice - (25% of the A level).

Single design and make coursework folder, brief chosen to showcase students innovation, skills and understanding of AS and A2 subject content.

 

Assessment

AS Level - Unit 1 - Materials, Components and Application - (25% of the A level).

Unit 2 - Learning through Designing and Making - (25% of the A level).

A2 Level

Unit 3 - Design and Manufacture - (25% of the A level).

Unit 4 -  Design and Making Practice - (25% of the A level).

Future opportunities

It is not unusual for students leaving after "A" level to study Design at the top Universities for this subject.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 October 2017

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