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Design & Technology: Product Design, Graphic Products or Resistant Materials at Richard Hale School

Course description

Exam Body: EDEXCEL

What the students can expect of the course?

The course is divided between theory and coursework throughout the year to ensure that all topics are fully covered. Students opting for this course can either take the Graphic Products or the Resistant Materials route

The students are to

  • Develop and sustain their own innovation, creativity and Design and Technology capability to recognise constraints and to produce high quality products
  • Develop a critical understanding of the influences of the processes and products of design and technological activity from a historical perspective and in current practice
  • Apply essential knowledge, understanding and skills of design production processes to a range of technological activities and develop an understanding of industrial practices
  • Use ICT to enhance their design and technological capability
  • Develop an understanding of social, moral, ethical, cultural and environmental awareness that products have on society, and how Health and Safety is identified through manufacture and in the everyday use of a product.
  • Course content

    Unit 1 AS 50% (25%)

    Unit 2 AS 50% (25%)

    Unit 1 Product Development -

    1) A detailed examination of an existing product.

    2) A detailed design of an original self developed concept.

    3) The planning and manufacturing of a product in the chosen specialist area.

    Unit 2 Knowledge and understanding of Product Design - An examination assessed module covering detailed theory of a variety of appropriate materials and methods of production including the use of CAD/CAM

    Unit 3 A2 25%

    Unit 4 A2 25%

    Unit 3 Further Study of Product Design - A second examination paper looking at manufacturing and production in much greater depth

    Unit 4 Commercial Product Development - Students identify a client/user group with which they are to liaise to help them produce a design folder, a 2D element and a 3D outcome that uses at least one 'resistant material'.

    Entry requirements

    It is expected that students should have achieved a grade B or above in GCSE Graphic Products or Resistant Materials but other applications may be considered

    How to apply

    If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Hale School directly.

    Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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