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Product Design A Level at Queensbury Academy

Course description

The specification has been designed to encourage candidates to take a broad view of technology and design, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing. 3D Design is intended to reflect the wide- ranging activities of professional designers covering a wide range of materials. It also allows students to develop their own designs and prototypes.

Course content

Materials, Components and Application
A written paper which is 30% of the total marks
This paper is based primarily on Materials and Components.

Design and Manufacture
(Paper 2)
This is a two-hour written paper worth 20% of the total marks
This paper is based primarily on Product Analysis and Commercial Manufacture

Design and Making Practice (NEA)
This is a coursework module consisting of approximately 60 hours of individual study. Students have to complete a design folder of a manufactures outcome. 50% of A level.

Entry requirements

A Grade C or better at GCSE in Product Design.

Future opportunities

This course prepares students for careers in a wide range of areas including careers in the Arts, Graphic Design, Product Design, Theatre Design Industrial Design, Architecture, Landscape Design, Interior Design, Media, Marketing, Building and Construction, ICT, Advertising, Engineering and the Print Industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 February 2018
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