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Graphic Products AS Level (EDEXCEL) at Lightcliffe Academy

Course description

Design Technology - Graphics AS Overview: A one year course (which could be extended into a full A Level) comprising two units, both worth 50% of the marks. The exam relates to product analysis, material, construction and commercial processes. Coursework is an independent project where pupils are required to design and make a product for a real client. This includes working with a variety of appropriate materials and producing a supporting portfolio. Assessment: 2 units (one exam and one coursework). This course would suit students with a keen interest in design and making for the world around them and those who are good at independent commercial learning. Students must have self-discipline and good organisational skills to succeed.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Art and Design and Computing or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Design and Technology, which could lead onto higher education in areas of and design, technology, architecture or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to design and technology such as an Architect, Carpenter or Computer Technician. 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. You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Art and Design and Computing or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Design and Technology, which could lead onto higher education in areas of and design, technology, architecture or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to design and technology such as an Architect, Carpenter or Computer Technician. 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.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff. To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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