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Design and Technology AS level at Walton High

Course description

Designed to teach fundamental aspects of product design in commercial practice. This course involves invention, challenge and learning through designing and making exciting three-dimensional products. Essential qualities required include an interest in design as well as materials and manufacturing, creativity and the ability to communicate design thinking graphically. Students are expected to develop strengths in traditional as well as cutting edge communication and manufacturing techniques. The course provides an ideal opportunity for those with academic and creative abilities to study them in a context that firmly makes the link between these two disciplines.

Course content

Unit PROD1—primarily based on knowledge and understanding of Materials and Components, this unit is a 2 hour written exam.

Unit PROD2—Students will submit a portfolio of design based coursework and associated manufactured outcome.

Entry requirements

8 GCSEs (A*-C) or above, including English Language and Maths. Grade C or above in GCSE Design Technology course. Students with strengths in the sciences are also encouraged to apply.

Assessment

  • Unit 1—2 hour written exam (25%)
  • Unit 2—Coursework (25%)

Future opportunities

Further Education opportunities include: Interior Design, Architecture, Product Design, Graphic Design, Packaging Design, Fashion Design, Engineering, Industrial Design and Furniture Design.

Employment opportunities: Website design, Graphic design, Design & Technology education, Furniture Designer, Architecture, Jewellery design, Product design, Media, Engineering, Advertising, Film Industry, Theatre design, Interior design, Materials developmen

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Walton High directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 1 year

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