Design & Technology: Product Design - 3-D Design at The Hertfordshire and Essex High School and Science College
This course encourages students to develop a broad view of design and technology, to develop the ability to design and make products, and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.
Unit 1: Based primarily on Materials and Components.
2 hour examination worth 50% of the AS Level (25% of total A Level marks)
- Developing an understanding of the physical and mechanical properties in a broad range of materials and components
- The broader issues for the designer, including the environmental sustainability of products and their manufacture
- Methods in which materials and components can be manipulated to manufacture products
- Health and safety issues relevant to working with materials
- Computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacture (CAM)
- Ergonomics and anthropometrics, inclusive design, and consumer safety
- The life-cycle of products including manufacture, use and functional aspects and final disposal.
Unit 2: Portfolio coursework comprising two coursework tasks and practical outcomes.
Approximately 50 hours, worth 50% of the AS Level (25% of total A Level marks).
At A2, students will continue to design and manufacture exciting products whilst having an understanding of the processes and procedures of commercial manufacture.
GCSE grade B in DT: Product Design. If the subject has not previously been studied, GCSE grade B in DT: Graphics or in DT: Resistant Materials.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Hertfordshire and Essex High School and Science College directly.