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A Level Design & Technology Product Design (3-D Design) at The Thetford Academy

Course description


n Make use of tacit knowledge and reflective

practices in order to work with tasks that are

challenging and often require definition.

n Develop and sustain their creativity

and innovative practice.

n Recognise and overcome challenges

and constraints when working towards the

production of high-quality products.

n Develop a critical understanding of the influences of

the processes and products of design and technological

activities from a contemporary and historical perspective.

n Draw on a range of skills and knowledge

from other subject areas.

n Draw on and apply knowledge, understanding

and skills of production processes to a range

of design and technology activities.

n Develop an understanding of contemporary

design and technology practices.

n Use digital technologies and information handling skills

to enhance their design and technological capability.

n Recognise the values inherent in design and

technological activities, and develop critical

evaluation skills in technical, aesthetic, ethical,

economic, environmental, sustainable, social,

cultural and entrepreneurial contexts.


AS Examinations

Unit 1 - PROD1

Materials, Components and Application

50% of AS, 25% of A Level

2 hour written paper.

Unit 2 - PROD2

Learning Through Designing and Making

50% of AS, 25% of A Level

Coursework - approx. 50 hours

A Level Examinations

Unit 3 - PROD3

Design and Manufacture

25% of A Level

2 hour written paper.

Unit 4 - PROD4

Design and Making Practice

25% of A Level

Coursework - approx. 60 hours.

Entry requirements

Sixth Form Entry

Year 12

A Levels

5 A*-C at GCSE, including a C in English + Mathematics,

with a B grade in the chosen subject areas for A Level.

BTEC Level 3

4 A*-C, preferably including a C in English + Mathematics.

BTEC Level 2

2 D grades.

Year 13

Each student’s work is reviewed at the end of

Year 12 and progress into Year 13 is dependent on

satisfactory performance in the examinations.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 July 2014

Key information

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