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Design and Technology (Product Design) A Level at The Cherwell School

Course description

This course aimed at students who:

  • Have a creative streak and enjoy creating full-size working products using wood, metal and plastics.
  • Enjoy problem solving and making.
  • Have an interest in furniture design, product design, engineering, industrial, motorsport or automotive design.

Course content

Unit 1: Portfolio of Skills: You will learn to research, design, develop, make, test and evaluate.

Unit 2: Design and Technology in Practice: Theoretical core knowledge about processes materials, environmental impact, manufacture and modern materials.

Unit 3: Designing for the Future: A theoretical unit where you will learn about industrial practice, sustainability, design history, key designers and designing for future generations.

Unit 4: Commercial Design: You design and make a product of your choice (In collaboration with a client) demonstrating all your learning and skills from the course.

Entry requirements

In most cases, students are expected to have achieved a grade C or above in resistant materials, graphic products or textiles technology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Cherwell School directly.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years