Design and technology A Level at Oldershaw Academy
Design and Technology offers students the opportunity to become involved in an exciting, creative subject that will allow them to work with a wide range of tools, materials and graphic media.
Product Design is intended to reflect the wide ranging activities of professional designers and covers a broad range of materials. Materials such as ceramics, textiles and electronics, as well as wood, metal and plastic, can be incorporated to produce exciting coursework. Graphic skills are an important part of the course and students should be able to communicate their thinking clearly and represent their ideas graphically.
Techniques for using a variety of graphic media, including markers and sketching, will be included in both AS and A2 Level courses. During the course, students will undertake a variety of projects and assignments including product analysis, lighting design and electronic device product modelling. Students will be encouraged to show creativity and imagination when producing design work as well as demonstrating a range of practical skills.
A GCSE C or above in GCSE Design and Technology and good grades in other supporting subjects are likely to provide the best basis for success.
Universities and teacher training centres require more candidates for this specialist subject. The subject is also useful for those seeking employment in Architecture, Designing, Engineering and the Product Design and Innovation Industry.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oldershaw Academy directly.