A Level Product Design at Watford Grammar School for Boys
This course encourages candidates to:
There are two units of assessment, one unit is assessed by internal marking and external moderation and one unit is externally assessed by examination.
Unit 1: Portfolio of Creative Skills: In this unit students are given the opportunity to develop their creative, technical and practical skills through a series of product investigation, design & manufacturing activities.
Unit 2: Design and Technology in Practice: Students will develop a knowledge and understanding of a wide range of materials and processes used in the field of Design and Technology.
Unit 3: Designing for the Future: In this unit students will develop their knowledge and understanding of a range of modern design and manufacturing practices and contemporary design issues.
Unit 4: Commercial Design: In this unit students are given the opportunity to apply the skills they have acquired and developed throughout this course of study, to design and make a product of their choice. In order to reach high attainment levels, students must adopt a commercial design approach to their work, reflecting how a professional designer might deal with a design problem and its resolution.
Students wishing to enter the Sixth Form must achieve a minimum of six GCSEs at grade B. GCSE grade B in Design and Technology.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Watford Grammar School for Boys directly.