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Design Technology - Product Design 3D AS Level at West Kirby Grammar School

Course description

WHY CHOOSE 3D PRODUCT DESIGN?

This course has been designed for students who wish to take a broad view of technology and design. Students who have studied GCSE Product Design and wish to widen their understanding of topics covered will find this an ideal course.

Course content

CONTENT - Advanced Subsidiary Level

During this year students will study:

Materials and Components

- Compliant Materials - Card, Foamboard etc;

- Resistant Materials - Wood, Metals and Plastics

- Components, Electronics and Mechanical.

Design and Market Influences

- Design in Practice CAD/CAM

- Communication - Industrial Practice

- Methods & Design in the Human Context.

Processes and Manufacture

Entry requirements

AS Level

  • Entry onto AS courses is conditional on you achieving at least five B grades at GCSE Level which must include the subjects you intend to study
  • If you are starting a new subject at AS Level such as Psychology or Film Studies you must achieve a B grade in a related subject at GCSE Level such as Science or English
  • All students must also achieve at least a C grade in Mathematics and English Language

Assessment

ASSESSMENT

Unit 1: Written paper based on Materials and Components 2hours - 25% of total A level

Unit 2: Coursework - Project work or portfolio of work - 25% of total A level 50 hours

Future opportunities

WHAT CAN I DO WITH 3D PRODUCT DESIGN?

This course will be useful for any student considering a design or engineering based career. Students choice of coursework and examination questions allows for great diversity in this subject.

Further information

WHAT DO I NEED TO START THE COURSE?

An interest in design and/or technology as well as a grade B or above in GCSE Product Design

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Kirby Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 schhol year

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