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Product Design A Level at Stockley Academy

Course description

The course equipping students with design skills for the future. Students will be able to recognise design needs and develop an understanding of how current global issues, including integrating technology, impact on today’s world. Design and Technology are recognised by top universities including Cambridge and Southampton as an excellent option especially for those interested in Architecture and Engineering courses.

Course content

Contextual challenges at AS will give students the freedom to take design risks and innovate in a situation where it is safe to test and refine ideas, giving them the confidence at A level to further develop these skills in their own design brief with a client/ end user.

The A level consists of 2 units;
Component 1: Principles of Design and Technology
Students will be required to apply knowledge and understanding of a wide range of materials; including modern and smart materials, and processes used in product design and manufacture. They will be required to develop an understanding of contemporary industrial and commercial practices applied to designing and manufacturing products, and to appreciate the risks involved

Component 2: Independent Design and Make Project
Using the knowledge learnt in unit 1; applying this to undertake a non–examined assessment. Students will be required to investigate an issue and design, make and test prototypes to solve the problems identified.

Product Design students will be able to recognise design needs and develop an understanding of how current global issues, including integrating technology, impact on today’s world. At A Level students will have the confidence to innovate and produce creative design solutions as they develop their own design brief with a client/end user.

Entry requirements

Minimum C grades in a Science or Technology subject

Assessment

50% coursework
50% examination lasting 2 hours 30 minutes

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 August 2017
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