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Design & Technology: Product Design A-Level at Simon Balle All-through School

Course description

This course builds both the theoretical and creative aspects of Resistant Materials and Graphics. Students develop their capacity to design and make products using woods, metals and plastics. Students also learn to appreciate the relationship between design, materials, manufacturing, industrial processes and marketing.

Students have the opportunity to design and make a resistant materials product in both years of the full course. In both AS and A2 years, 60% of the marks derive from a piece of internally assessed coursework and 40% from an externally marked examination.

Are you interested in:

  • Developing practical skills?
  • Understanding the ‘design process’?
  • Learning about industrial processes and approaches?
  • Thinking creatively?

Leading to opportunities in:

  • Product design
  • Engineering
  • Graphic design
  • Architecture

Entry requirements

To study this subject you will need a minimum of grade B in Product Design at GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Simon Balle All-through School directly.

Last updated date: 25 March 2015
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Key information

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