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Product Design (3D) AS & A Level at Banbury Academy

Course description

Students are encouraged to take a broad view of Product Design and develop their capacity to research, design, develop and manufacture marketable products from a range of resistant and compliant materials such as woods, metals, plastics and paper/card. Particular emphasis is on appreciation of the complex relations between designer, materials, manufacture and marketing.

Course content


During theory based lessons candidates develop an understanding of the physical and mechanical properties of a broad range of materials and components. This is then examined externally in the summer and is worth 50% of the AS The other 50% of the AS is coursework based and students must submit a design and make project.

A Level

Candidates again develop a body of coursework based on a design and make project for a specified client alongside an understanding of the processes and procedures of commercial production and manufacture. This is worth 25% of the entire course. Candidates develop their knowledge of past and present designers and gain a better understanding of Designs place in society. This is externally assessed and is again worth 25% of the entire course.

Entry requirements

C Grade or above in GCSE Resistant Materials, Graphic Products or Product Design Preferred C Grade or above in English, Maths and Science

Financial information

Product, Automotive, furniture, 3D and jewellery, industrial and graphic design, architecture, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, environmental design, materials technology, teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Banbury Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

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