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Product design – 3D design *FEES PAYABLE* at Sackville School

Course description

AS
Unit 1: materials and components (AS 50%, A2 25%)
A 2 hour written exam testing your understanding of the physical and mechanical properties in a
broad range of materials and components and how they can be manipulated to manufacture
products.
Unit 2: coursework (AS 50%, A2 25%)
A piece of coursework representing approximately 50 hours of supervised time that may take a
number of forms: a single design-and-make project, 2 smaller projects and/or an appropriate
portfolio of work.
A2
Unit 3: written paper (A2 25%)
A 2 hour written exam testing your understanding of:
 classifying materials and identifying, testing and
comparing their application to product manufacture
 the implications of health and safety
 uses of natural resources
 planning production procedures and methods plus
the use of CAM for industrial production
 moral, economic, social and environmental
responsibilities of the designer
Unit 4: project (A2 25%)
This consists of a single, substantial ‘designing and making’ activity representing approximately 60
hours of supervised time.

Entry requirements

For the AS level you will need a grade C or higher in a design technology area and a willingness to carry out individual research related to your chosen projects

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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