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Product Design Resistant Materials A2 level at Kings Langley School

Course description

A wide range of knowledge and experience primarily developing creativity, independence, logical thought processes and a practical approach to problem solving.

Course content

Using Resistant Material principles and experiences the course will allow you to:

  • develop and sustain innovation, creativity and design and technology capability, to recognise constraints and to produce high quality products
  • develop critical understanding of the influences of the processes and products of design and technological activity from a historical perspective and in current practice
  • apply essential knowledge, understanding and skills of design production processes to a range of technological activities and develop an understanding of industrial practices
  • use information and communications technology (ICT) to enhance design and technological capability
  • recognise the social, moral, spiritual and cultural values inherent in design and technological activity, and develop critical evaluation skills in technical, aesthetic, ethical, economic, environmental, social and cultural contexts
  • develop as discerning consumers able to make informed choices
  • develop positive attitudes of co-operation and citizenship and work collaboratively

Entry requirements

A grade C or better at GCSE Resistant Materials is essential.



A2 unit 3: Designing for the future. (6RM03).

In this unit students will develop their knowledge and understanding of a range of modern design and manufacturing practices and contemporary design issues. The modern designer must have a good working knowledge of the use of ICT and systems and control technology in the design and manufacture of products. They must also be aware of the important contributions of designers from the past which may provide inspiration for future design. (Examination - 2 hours).

A2 unit 4: Commercial Design. (6RM04).

In this unit students are given the opportunity to apply the skills they have acquired and developed throughout this course of study, to design and make a product of their choice that comply with the requirements of a Resistant Material product. (Coursework).

Future opportunities

This subject supports many design based post Key Stage 5 opportunities and career paths such as, Product Design, Computer Aided Design, etc. Many of the research, evaluating and reporting skills would be of great use in a wide range of 'unrelated' degrees.

Further information

There are many practical aspects to the course which focuses heavily on designing, modelling and making. Creativity, imagination and the ability to develop ideas thoroughly and with flair will be important.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years