3D Product Design A Level at Ponteland Community High School
WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?
The course will appeal to those students who enjoy:
Designing and creating something new and innovative
Analysing existing products as case studies, observing strengths and weaknesses, in order to improve one’s own design
Problem solving and researching possible solutions throughout the design and make process
Manipulating and investigating materials and their properties
Using computer software to create industry standard 3D visuals
Using computers with traditional manufacturing skills, to make a quality product
Working to deadlines and working on several projects at the same time
Researching the history and development of design and designers
Learning about materials, propert ies and processes
Unit 1 - Materials and Components: Examination – 2 hours
Health and Safety
Environmental/ sustainability issues
Testing Materials mechanical and physical properties
Factors which influence choice
Ergonomics and anthropometrics
Processes, manufacture and quality control
Manipulation and material experimentation
Unit 2 - Design and make Project: Coursework – 50 hours
A design project involving research, presenting ideas and 3D modelling
Unit 3 - Design and Manufacture: Examination – 2 hours
Materials and Components - Evolution, selection and application of materials for the manufacture of modern products.
Design and Market Influences – Major developments in Technology. An appraisal of functional, aesthetic, technical and economic considerations in the design and manufacture of products. Product life cycle. The role of the designer. Design methods. Health and safety.
Processes and manufacture – ICT applications and manufacturing systems.
Unit 4 - Design and Make Project: Coursework – 60 hours
A single s ubstantial project consisting of a design folder and manufactured project.
C in Technology or Science
External Examinations in AS and A2 May/June
Coursework, worth 50% of final grade, is assessed by t eacher and external moderator, with final deadline.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ponteland Community High School directly.