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Design Technology (3D Design) at Chestnut Grove Academy

Course description

WHICH SKILLS WILL YOU ACQUIRE?

·         Knowledge and understanding of different areas in D&T (engineering, illustration, product, furniture design etc).

·         Ability to analyse products and the work by other designers at a more advanced level.

·         Knowledge and understanding of materials and processes at a more advanced level.

·         Learn and develop design and making skills required for design based courses at university. 

Course content

LEVEL: AS Level

UNIT: 1 - Materials and Components

ASSESSMENT: Exam

GRADE WEIGHTING: 50% AS Level

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LEVEL: AS Level

UNIT: 2 - Two design briefs: Design and making a low voltage lamp and a mirror

ASSESSMENT: Controlled Assessment

GRADE WEIGHTING: 50% AS Level

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LEVEL: A2 ( A Level)

UNIT: 3 - Design and manufacture (Materials and processes).

ASSESSMENT: Exam

GRADE WEIGHTING: 25% A2 (25% from AS level exam)

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LEVEL: A2 ( A Level)

UNIT: 4 - An independent design and make project based on a bried created by students

ASSESSMENT: Controlled Assessment

GRADE WEIGHTING: 25% A2 (25% from AS level controlled assessment)

Entry requirements

5 A*-C passes at GCSE, preferably with grade ‘B’ at GCSE for D&T.

Assessment

Examination and controlled assessment 

Future opportunities

WHICH CAREER PATHWAYS EXIST AFTER STUDYING THIS SUBJECT?

·         Engineering

·         Graphic designer

·         Illustrator

·         Architect

·         Product designer

·         Furniture designer

·         Teaching

Further information

WHICH SUBJECTS COMPLEMENT WELL WITH THIS COURSE?

·         Art

·         Maths

·         Science (especially physics for engineering)

Contact Mr Wildman, Head of DT - jwildman@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chestnut Grove Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One year AS followed by one year A2, with 5 lessons per week.

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