Design and Technology - 3D Design AS/ A2 at Dixons City Academy
The course follows a structured practical course of study that stimulates creativity and innovation and also links to the commercial and industrial world.
Students research and develop creative design solutions using a variety of modern techniques, materials and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes in dedicated well-resourced studio environments.
Students will require at least 5 GCSEs grade C or above, including Product Design at grade B or above.
Year 12 AS Outline
Unit 1 (25%) – A written paper based primarily on Materials and Components – 2 hours
Unit 2 (25%) – A portfolio consisting of design work including practical outcomes – 50 hours (approx).
Year 13 A2 Outline
Unit 3 (25%) – A written paper based primarily on Design and Manufacture – 2 hours
Unit 4 (25%) – A single major project of the student’s own choice. The project must include substantial designing and making activity. It will include a portfolio of design work and a practical outcome. To run throughout the academic year – 60 hours (approx).
There is a large range of associated courses running at universities and colleges around the country, covering a wide range of specialisms such as Product Design, Fashion, Interiors, Engineering and Architecture etc. This can lead to a career working within the creative industries or an associated sector.
For further information about the syllabus visit the following web address: www.aqa.org.uk.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dixons City Academy directly.