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A Level Product Design (3D) at Kirk Hallam Community Academy

Course description

Year 1:
 Unit 1 – Materials, Components and Application (25% of grade).
You will learn through practical activities and projects about the physical and mechanical properties of a wide
range of materials, manufacturing processes, health and safety, computer aided design and manufacture, product
life cycles, environmental sustainability, product and consumer safety and ergonomics and anthropometrics.
 Unit 2 – Learning Through Designing and Making (25% of grade).
You will submit a design and make project.
Year 2:
 Unit 3 – Design and Manufacture (25% of grade).
You will further develop knowledge and understanding gained in the AS level and also gain new insight in to
redesigning existing products, conservation, moral, economic, social and environmental responsibility and the
designer and production procedures and methods.
 Unit 4 – Design and Making Practice (25% of grade).
You will submit a single, substantial design and make project.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above.You will need at least a grade C in GCSE in a Design and Technology subject, for example, Resistant Materials, Graphic Products, Product Design, Textiles, Electronics although an A*, A or B grade is preferred.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kirk Hallam Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 November 2014

Key information

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