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A Level Product Design at The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy

Course description

Who is the course for?
Returning Technology students who seek to be aspiring Designers, Entrepreneurs, Inventors. We are looking for people who like to get stuck in and make things. Some Creativity and Academic ability is important, we can help you work on the rest.

What will I be studying?
At AS Level you will develop an understanding of a broad range of materials, with emphasis on the life cycle of products, manufacture and final disposal. This specification also considers the broader issues for the designer including the environmental sustainability of products and consumer safety. You will look at materials, production processes and the impact of cost and design. In ‘Learning through designing and making’ You will produce coursework using your own design with a range of materials and media.

In the second year you will get to grips with ‘Design and Manufacture’ – helping you to appreciate the relationship between design and technology, or form and function. ‘Design and Making in Practice’ is the practical, coursework part. You will make an object and record the processes that you went through. At A2, the specification offers you the opportunity to further develop the knowledge and practical skills you picked up from AS.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years