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AS Level: Art and Design (3D Design) at King Edward VII Science and Sport College, Coalville

Course description


Everything we use, lots of things we see, touch, smell, even taste, have been created and designed.

Product Design is a fantastic opportunity to study, propose and realise design ideas that are linked to the real world. Understanding human requirements and being able to develop ideas and models for the future is what Product Design is all about. The aim of the course is to build on students’ technical understanding of resistant materials and their ability to be creative and develop their 2D, CAD/ CAM and 3 Dimensional skills.  Students are given the opportunity to study the world of Design, the different materials used and many of the different production techniques. They are encouraged to be innovative and think ‘outside the box’ for their designing. Students therefore experience the many problems associated with different design and make processes, and will learn many new skills and techniques needed for any higher level Design qualifications.  This subject is useful for those planning a future in Design or Technology. Trips are arranged throughout the year and these are seen as integral to their Sixth Form experience.



Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSE grades at A* - C, across at least 4 different subjects, including English and Maths. Or BTEC First Diploma at Merit plus 3 GCSE grades A*-C or BTEC First Certificate at Merit plus 3 GCSE grades A*-C or DiDa at Merit plus 3 GCSE grades A*-C



AS Examination

Unit 1: Focus on Materials, Components and Application = 50% of AS (25% of A Level)

Unit 2: A Design and Make Project coursework June = 50% of AS (25% of A Level)


Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as History of Art or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Art and Design, which could lead onto higher education in areas of art and design, photography, architecture or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to art and design such as an Architect, Interior Designer, Artist or fashion designer. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VII Science and Sport College, Coalville directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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