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Product Design A Level at Thomas Mills High School

Course description

Design AS and A2 level are taught by experienced staff who have achieved considerable success with students of different backgrounds. Students studying Design in the Sixth Form will have access to an extensive range of workshop facilities, ICT equipment, and computer aided design software.

All man-made artefacts, systems and environments are the products of design and technological activity. Design therefore affects all our lives in many ways. This course offers students a stimulating and challenging opportunity to study design and designing by focusing on the nature of the design process and its interrelationship with the
means of manufacture and the user. In this way students develop their own abilities as designers.

Course content

A Level Component 1 - Principles of Design and Technology
Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes
50% of the qualification
120 marks
Students will be tested on their application of theoretical knowledge and understanding concerning designing and making products. This exam will also assess the abilities of students to think on their feet and employ immediate design thinking in response to a set problem.

Component 2- Independent Design and Make
Project 9DT0/02
Non-examined assessment
50% of the qualification
120 marks
Students individually and/or in consultation with a client/end user identify a problem
and design context. This allows students to research and develop a design path of their own choosing that allows them to explore and use a wide range of Design tools.

Entry requirements

A GCSE in a design based subject is normally required at grade C or above.

Future opportunities

Acceptable to all Universities and Colleges. Past students have progressed onto Higher Education courses and careers in the areas of product design, fashion, architecture, graphic design and engineering.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thomas Mills High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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