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Product Design at Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form

Course description

Design and Technology (D&T) is the inspiring, rigorous and practical subject which prepares all young people to live and work in the designed and engineered world.  A-level Product Design students will develop their capacity to design and make products and appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

Where might it lead me? Architecture, Engineering, Theatre Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Furniture Design, Manufacturing are a few of the possible careers this course leads to.t.

Course content

Students are required to cover design and technology skills, knowledge and understanding. These have been separated into:

• Technical Principles

• Designing and Making Principles

Students provide evidence of this through an external examination and internally assessed coursework.

Students are required to cover design and technology skills, knowledge and understanding.

Students provide evidence of this through an external examination and internally assessed coursework.

 

Students will develop knowledge and understanding of: materials, processes and techniques, development and manufacture, accuracy of production, ergonomics and anthropometrics and aesthetics.

 

In addition they will also develop communication and presentation techniques, including drawing and sketching, evaluating and providing sufficient information to enable others to interpret their design intentions.


They will also gain experience in digital design and digital manufacture , CADCAM and safe working practices and understand how skills and knowledge from other subject areas, including how mathematics and science, aid the development of technology.

Entry requirements

A GCSE average of 5, including a C in a Technology subject

Assessment

N.E.A - Design, make and evaluate challenge 50%

3 hour examination 50%

Future opportunities

A study and understanding of this subject area would equip students with a sound start to numerous career possibilities. It would lead directly into the study of design of any solid product from nanotechnology to buildings. Careers in architecture, product design, furniture and design and making, and engineering are the obvious routes. Anyone with a feel for design and a desire to express it in three dimensional objects should consider this course.

Further information

Course Leader:

 

Tori Bramly

t.bramly@uckfield.college

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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