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Design & Technology: Product Design at Ashmole Academy

Course description

This is suitable for students seeking to develop their designing and making skills to a more advanced and complex level. The course encourages creativity whilst ensuring that students have a good body of knowledge and understanding from which to design and make. The course has significantly changed and now encompasses the content of the previous A level courses of Graphic Products and Resistant Materials to provide students with a broader understanding of products, materials and design. This wider understanding will provide students with a better foundation of knowledge in order to progress to Level 4 courses.

There are two units altogether (Coursework and Theory) which are weighted; 50% for the written theory paper (component 1) and 50% for coursework (component 2). This course is Suited to students who have taken GCSE in Technology.

Course content

In Design & Technology you will work both independently and with others in order to: research, analyse, design, manufacture and evaluate new and existing products. Students will have a special designated area and a workshop to work in during free periods and study sessions, which is just for the Sixth Form. Lockers and A Level: 9 GR04 EDEXCEL ADVANCED LEVEL Design & Technology: Product Design 13 Ashmole Academy Post 16 Subject Information Booklet individual shelving will be provided so that practical work can be stored. During this time, tools and equipment can be used, and a booking-in system for extra help and support with the technician is also provided. Computers and an A3 colour printer are also available. Students will need to be able to work independently on their practical work with supervision and guidance from their teachers.

Future opportunities

Architecture, Product Design, Surveying, Interior Design, Furniture Design, Vehicle Design, Garden Design, Computer Animation, Set Design, Packaging Design, Engineering, Advertising and Graphic Design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashmole Academy directly.

Last updated date: 28 February 2018