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Design Technology Production Design -A Level at Suffolk One

Course description

If you enjoy solving problems in 2D and 3D, have an imagination and interest in products and design, along with an ability to turn ideas into 3D solutions then this is the subject for you. 3D Design is about living in a modern and technological world, and understanding materials, manufacture and design is important to meet the needs of current and future consumers. You will use our state-of-the-art workshops to explore a variety of materials with opportunities to use the latest in CNC equipment, including 3D printers and routers, laser cutters and plastic forming equipment.

Course content

AS

Teaching Units

Assessment Method and Weighting

Unit 1: (PROD1) Materials, Components and Application

2 hour written exam

50% of AS level (25% of A2)

Unit 2: (PROD2) Learning Through Designing and Making.

Written design portfolio

Manufactured outcome(s)

Coursework may take a number of forms: a simple design-and-make project, two smaller

projects or a portfolio of work

Coursework (approx. 50hrs)

50% of AS level (25% of A2)

A2

Teaching Units

Assessment Method and Weighting

Unit 3 - PROD3 Design and Manufacture

2 hour written exam

25% of A2

Unit 4 - PROD4 Design and Making Practice

Written design portfolio

Manufactured outcome(s)

Coursework may take a number of forms: a simple design-and-make project, two smaller

projects or a portfolio of work

Coursework (approx. 60hrs)

25% of A2

Entry requirements

Grade C in a GCSE Technology or Art subject and grade C in Maths and English.

Future opportunities

Opportunities exist via employment or higher education in the areas of engineering and art and design fields. Examples are Product Design, Engineering, Architecture, Interior design and furniture, but this is not exclusive. This course allows entry to HE course depending upon your combination of A- levels.

Further information

The course investigates all areas of design, looking at the total concept as well as the individual uses of materials and production methods. Areas of study include:

* Drawing and presentation techniques

* Materials and manufacture

* Modelling

* Product analysis

* Environmental and sustainable design

* Smart & Modern materials

* Ergonomics and anthropometrics

* Computer aided design

* Computer manufacture

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Suffolk One directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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