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3D Product Design A Level at Tor Bridge High

Course description

Do you enjoy creating new products and ideas, enjoy the freedom of thinking ‘outside of the box’. Do you like working with materials, 3D computer aided design, 3D printing, workshops, graphics, drawing, ICT, tools and machines? Product Design allows you to work in the areas you enjoy the most, creating products, systems and designs that will change our lives.

Course content

Materials, workshop skills and design studio techniques, 3D design software, 3D printing

Design and produce bespoke artefacts to mass produced everyday items
New and innovative products – think of the iPOD, Dyson, mobile technology, the future?
Learn how we market our products through aesthetics, style and image
Learn from looking at the best products around – can we develop the next ‘must have’ item?

Entry requirements

It is helpful if you have studied a GCSE Design & Technology subject, but no prior knowledge is required for you to be successful on this course if you have the
right aptitude and ability in writing (English) and technical understanding (Science/Maths)

As a minimum, students are expected to have gained a grade C or above in a Technology subject.
If you have not studied a Technology subject then we may consider you if you have a good selection of A-B (5-6) grades in related subjects (eg, Art/IT/Maths/Science/
English).
A commitment to spending time learning new and challenging designing and making skills in your chosen material preference is a must.
An open mind with the willingness to think ‘outside of the box’ will help!
A desire to create high quality ideas and products is also necessary.

Assessment

50% coursework: Extended Design and Make Project:
assessed through practical product and portfolio.
Exam 1: Technical Principles — 30%
Exam 2: Designing and Making Principles — 20%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tor Bridge High directly.

Last updated date: 17 January 2018

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