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Resistant Materials (Product Design) A Level at Berwick Academy

Course description

The reults of the designer's work will be ridden in, sat upon, looked at, talked into, activated, operated, or in some way used by people individually or en masse. The work of the designer affects every part of our lives. This course looks deeper at the work of a designer and explores what makes products a success or a failure. 

Students will produce one portfolio with three distinct sections, which will demonstrate their creativity and flair when designing and making products. Different products are chosen for the three distinct sections providing a broad range of study.

Students will study the theoretical knowledge that underpins the work of the designer. Topics covered include materials (woods, metals, plastics), manufacturing methods both at one of commercial production levels. The work also covers the wider rold of the designer and the impact of their work on society and the environment.

Entry requirements

GCSE in Product Design at Grade C

Future opportunities

  • Product Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Engineering

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

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