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3D Design - A Level at Stoke Damerel Community College

Course description

A Level 3 3D Design provides a solid training platform for those wishing to progress into work or Higher Education. It is a practical course which draws on your innovation and creativity to develop and create original designs.

Course content

You will work throughout the two years developing projects and improving and building skills using 3D tools and materials. You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of materials including wood, metal, clay, plastics, card, Styrofoam and many more. You will use modern processes and programmes such as 2D Design, Sketch up, Adobe Photoshop and the laser cutter. You will study a wide range of subject areas within 3D Design including, product design, commercial sculpture and sculptural commissions, architecture, stage and set design, jewellery design and working with client briefs. You will go on visits and trips that enrich and broaden the experience of studying 3D Design.

Entry requirements

For this pathway you will need to achieve Grades 5-9 in English and Mathematics
with three other subjects at Grades A*-C. You will need to achieve at least a Grade
B/6 in the subjects that you wish to study.


There are two components to A Level 3D Design. Personal investigation worth 60% of your grade and an externally set task (exam) worth 40% of your grade.

For the personal investigation, you will develop a portfolio of work over the two year course. The portfolio will include:

• Practical work showing your responses to a starting point or brief.

• A related study consisting of an extended written response of a guided minimum of 1000 words.

The externally-set task will include:

• A selection of preparation work in response to a starting point, completed during lessons after 1 February in Year 13.

• A 15-hour exam spread over three days in which you will create a practical personal response to the starting point based on your preparation work.

Future opportunities

There is a clear progression route to degree and foundation courses in higher education in design, sculpture, fine art, interior design, architectural model making, product design, design crafts and jewellery design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Damerel Community College directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September