Product Design (3D) AS/A2 Level at Belfairs Academy
The specification has been designed to encourage candidates to take a broad view of design and technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.
Unit 1 – PROD1 Materials, Components and Application
Unit 2 – PROD2 Learning Through Designing and Making
Written (or electronic) design portfolio with a manufactured outcome
Unit 3 – PROD3 Design and Manufacture
Candidates answer three questions: one question from three in each section, plus a final question from either section
Unit 4 – PROD4 Design and Making Practice
Written (or electronic) design portfolio with a manufacturedoutcome.
Candidates submit evidence of a simple, substantial designing and making activity.
GCSE Product Design grade C. Other applicants considered if spaces available based on interest in Product Design demonstrated at interview.
Assessment is through coursework and examination
Unit 1 exam is 50% of AS, 25% of A Level, 2 hour written paper – 80 marks
Unit 3 exam is 25% of A Level - 2 hour written paper – 84 marks
Coursework will be continually assessed as it progresses
Unit 2 coursework is 50% of AS, 25% of A Level
Coursework – approx. 50 hours – 80 marks
Unit 4 coursework is 25% of A Level
Coursework – approx. 60 hours – 85 marks
3D design could take you into a number of exciting career paths.
Of course there’s product or automotive design but what about computer generated cartoons? Or maybe CAD for industry appeals to you more? This course could take you into architecture, teaching, manufacturing, advertising or engineering.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Belfairs Academy directly.