A Level Product Design - Block A @ The Leigh Academy at LAT16 Leigh
Product Design is a creative and stimulating subject that encourages students to develop a broad view of design and technology. It enables the ability to design and make products whilst appreciating the complex relationships between design, materials, manufacture, the history of design and the evolution of technology.
Students will need to be creative, inquisitive risk-takers who are able to work independently to achieve best results; they will work closely alongside clients to meet self-generated or given briefs and will develop their communication, analytical and problem solving skills. The course offers separate theory sessions to support students learning and accessibility for the examination. For students wishing to further their career in design, the course supports both foundation and degree subjects.
Students will cover a wide range of units and by the end of the course will be able to determine, classify and analyse a comprehensive range of materials and components; understand and analyse the necessity of designing for our surroundings, considering the environment, inclusiveness; consumer safety and technological developments and be familiar and confident with an array of manufacturing processes and fabrication methods at different scales of production.
- 5 GCSE’s A*-C
- Grade 7 in Mathematics
- B or higher in GCSE DT, preferably Product Design
Each year you will be examined by a final written examination; a design portfolio, supported by a design thinking sketchbook and a practical product.
- DT 1: Exam, 2 hour paper.
- DT 2: Design and Make Task
- DT 3: Exam, 2.5 hour paper.
- DT 4: Major Project
This course will prepare you for an Undergraduate degree course at University.
Careers could include:
- Product Designer
- Interior Designer
- Graphic Designer
- Design Consultant
- Product Buyer
- Set Designer
Charlotte Gibson, DoL DesTign and echnology
How to apply
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