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Product Design AS-Level at St Clement Danes School

Course description

Aims

  • To develop creativity and the ability to design and make high quality products
  • To develop an understanding of Product Design from a historical perspective and in current practice
  • To apply knowledge and skills of design production processes to a range of design activities
  • To develop an understanding of industrial practices in manufacturing and the roles of designers
  • Use ICT to enhance design and technology capability

This subject is suitable for any student with a background/interest in product design and the development of new products, model making and CAD design. The course will allow students to continue their studies at University following any Design related degree. It will also give students a broad knowledge of industrial practice, giving real opportunity to those interested in careers in the Design and Manufacturing industry.

Course content

AS - Students are given the opportunity to develop their creative, technical and practical skills through a series of product investigation, design and manufacturing activities. Students produce one portfolio which will demonstrate their creativity and flair when researching, designing and making products.

Unit 1 – Portfolio of Creative Skill

  • Students are given the opportunity to develop their creative, technical and practical skills through a series of product investigation, design and manufacturing activities.

Unit 2 – Design and Technology

  • Students will develop a knowledge and understanding of a wide range of materials and processes used in the field of design and technology.

Entry requirements

Attain at least a C grade in English Language/English Literature GCSE or Mathematics GCSE. Technology subject: B or if not studied: Art: B.

Assessment

Unit 1 – Portfolio of Creative Skill

60% of AS. Coursework – internally marked, externally moderated.

Unit 2 – Design and Technology 

1hr 30 mins exam.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Clement Danes School directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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