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Design and Technology AS at Warlingham School

Course description

This course is about Design – understanding and using it. The students will be able to take their design aspirations into both 2 and 3D design: jewellery, textiles, promotional graphics, engineering, model making, product design, food technology, signage and so on. The students will extend and improve their knowledge and understanding of materials, processes, Design and Technology in Society, the role of the designer and, of course, their design and presentation skills. To further support the students’ work the course will incorporate a visit or visits to commercial manufacturers, design museums and design houses. AS Students will undertake short inputs and skills tasks in: Design & Technology in Society – preparation for the first piece of assessed coursework which is a case study related to the ‘use of visual communications systems’. Communication and Media – cardboard engineering, presentation skills using a range of media and techniques and modelling. Materials (three of the following) – Wood, Metal, Plastic, Paper and card and Textiles – both practical skill exercises and theoretical tasks will be undertaken to support this work. ICT – communication skills using presentation and design software. The latter half of the year will be concentrated on ‘the product study’ assessed coursework and in preparation for the “Advanced Innovation Challenge”. This is a practical, designing and making exam based around a theme set by the exam board. Assessment format Product Study 25% Innovation Challenge 25%

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B or above in a Design and Technology subject. GCSE Grade C or above in English and Maths.

Future opportunities

Degrees in: Design Technology, Design Studies, Product Design, Engineering, Graphic Design, Packaging Design, Environmental Design, Interior Design and Food Technology. Careers in: Product Design, Advertising, Graphical Design, Packaging Design, Engineering, Environmental Deisgn and Interior Design, Architecture, Construction Indusgtry and Food Technology.You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Art and Design and Computing or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Design and Technology, which could lead onto higher education in areas of and design, technology, architecture or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to design and technology such as an Architect, Carpenter or Computer Technician. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Art and Design and Computing or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Design and Technology, which could lead onto higher education in areas of and design, technology, architecture or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to design and technology such as an Architect, Carpenter or Computer Technician. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Art and Design and Computing or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Design and Technology, which could lead onto higher education in areas of and design, technology, architecture or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to design and technology such as an Architect, Carpenter or Computer Technician. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff. To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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