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Product Design AS level at Beechwood School

Course description

The course emphasises two key factors – creativity and sustainability. Students explore ideas of originality and value, to question, challenge and envisage what could be, but equally to achieve the results that will progress their learning and future careers. This course allows students to develop a range of skills and outcomes at AS which demonstrate their creativity and apply these to a design and make project at A2.

This course develops students’ knowledge, understanding, skills and application for designing products. Product Design encompasses a wide range of design disciplines but is firmly rooted in the skills required to design and make high quality products that are fit for purpose, satisfy wants and needs, enhance our day-to-day lives and, most importantly, give students the opportunity to demonstrate their design and technology capability.

Course content

Product Design (RM) Units

Unit 1: Portfolio of creative skills

60% coursework assessment. (Investigation 20%; Design 20% and Manufacturing 20%)

Unit 2: Design and Technology in practice

(40% theory exam 1.5 hours) covering materials, components, industrial and commercial practice, Quality, Health and Safety.

Future opportunities

The course supports progression into further education, training or employment, such as any appropriate design-related courses, Engineering or Architecture.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year