Product Design AS and A Level at Ripley St Thomas CE Academy
Students will combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. Students will learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. You will learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and as members of a team. Students will evaluate present and past design and technology, and its uses and effects. You will learn to apply your creative thinking and to innovate.
At AS level you will study, through taught lessons and independent research, materials (including properties), components and their application. Typically the type of question that students will be asked is why a specific product has been manufactured from a particular material.
Students will also learn advanced industrial design skills and techniques, along with Computer Aided Design (CAD) proficiency, to achieve as highly as possible in the Unit 2 & Unit 4 coursework elements, similar in its structure to a GCSE project but in greater depth. At A2 level you will be expected to continue your progression in all areas including theory and design module skills but at a higher, more in-depth and thorough level.
GCSE Product Design - Grade B (or) GCSE Resistant Materials - Grade B.
A written examination paper will test students’ knowledge on Materials, Components and Application.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ripley St Thomas CE Academy directly.