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Design and Technology: Product Design at John Kyrle High School & Sixth Form Centre

Course description

What's it all about?
This course is essentially concerned with identifying and solving practical problems through designing and making. Design and Technology develops students’ practical and key skills, as well as their capacity for analysis, creativity, innovative thinking and independence. Students will also further their knowledge and understanding of the role, applications and the implications of using technology in our world.

What topics are covered for AS? Topics include: Designing & Innovation / Product analysis / Materials & Components / Industrial & Commercial Practice. In addition, a design and make task, including a design folio and practical.

What topics are covered for A2?
Year 13 theory includes: Human responsibility/Public interaction/Processes/Production systems and Control. Again, a substantial design and make project forms the major part of A2 study and assessment.

How is the subject taught?
At both AS and A level, candidates will be set design briefs, which will, where possible, relate to the candidate’s personal interests and ambitions. A ‘design and make’ approach will be followed to achieve a solution to those briefs. Design, graphical and practical skills will be developed throughout the course.

Entry requirements

The focus area of Product Design offers suitable progression for those candidates who have worked in Graphical Products, Resistant Materials or Engineering at GCSE level. The structure and assessment of all areas are identical.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Kyrle High School & Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years