Design & Technology: Product Design, Graphic Products or Resistant Materials at Richard Hale School
Exam Body: EDEXCEL
What the students can expect of the course?
The course is divided between theory and coursework throughout the year to ensure that all topics are fully covered. Students opting for this course can either take the Graphic Products or the Resistant Materials route
The students are to
Unit 1 AS 50% (25%)
Unit 2 AS 50% (25%)
Unit 1 Product Development -
1) A detailed examination of an existing product.
2) A detailed design of an original self developed concept.
3) The planning and manufacturing of a product in the chosen specialist area.
Unit 2 Knowledge and understanding of Product Design - An examination assessed module covering detailed theory of a variety of appropriate materials and methods of production including the use of CAD/CAM
Unit 3 A2 25%
Unit 4 A2 25%
Unit 3 Further Study of Product Design - A second examination paper looking at manufacturing and production in much greater depth
Unit 4 Commercial Product Development - Students identify a client/user group with which they are to liaise to help them produce a design folder, a 2D element and a 3D outcome that uses at least one 'resistant material'.
It is expected that students should have achieved a grade B or above in GCSE Graphic Products or Resistant Materials but other applications may be considered
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Hale School directly.