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Design and Technology: Product Design (3D) at Budmouth College

Course description

This creative and thought-provoking qualification gives students the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of careers, especially those in the creative industries.

They will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning into practice by producing products of their choice.

Students will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a designer, alongside the knowledge and skills sought by higher education and employers.

Course content

AS

Exam:

Core technical principles and core designing and making principles Additional specialist knowledge.

Non-exam assessment (Coursework):

Practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles and specialist knowledge.

Single design and make project. Context set by AQA.

Written or digital design portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype. Recommended 35 pages

A Level

Exam:

Core technical principles and core designing and making principles

Non-exam assessment (Coursework): non-exam assessment (NEA)

Practical application of core technical principles, core designing and making principles and additional specialist knowledge. Substantial design and make task, with a written or digital design portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype.

TAUGHT THROUGH:

Practical sessions; design-based projects; theory sessions; student presentations; industrial visits; visits by designers; international visits

Entry requirements

Minimum Grade B in D&T GCSE for specific subject; other D&T subjects by agreement.

Assessment

AS (if taken):

• 1 Written Exam

• 1 Piece of Coursework

 

A Level:

• 1 Written Exam

• 1 Piece of Coursework

Future opportunities

What could you be?

Product Designer; Design Engineer; Model Maker; Architect; Industrial Designer; Interior Designer.

Where could you go?

Most universities run Product Design courses. Locally Bournemouth and Bristol both have colleges and universities running relevant design degree courses.

Recent student destinations:

Bournemouth University; Bristol University (UWE); Brunel University; Art University College at Bournemouth and Plymouth University.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Budmouth College directly.

Last updated date: 04 November 2016

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