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Design and Technology (Product Design) A Level at Harlington Upper School

Course description

This creative and thought-provoking qualification gives students the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of careers. Especially those in the creative industries. They will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning in to practice by producing products of their choice. Students will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a designer, alongside the knowledge and skills sought by higher education and employers.

The course has 50 per cent coursework in order to recognise the importance of practical work within this subject.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade C in Product Design

Further information

Learning strategies:

• How things are made
• Discovery Channel
• How things work
• The Design Centre
• Visit the Science Museum
• Disassembling items to find out how they function
• Develop drawing skills to present their ideas
• To look closely at your surroundings and objects you use on a daily basis and make informed opinions
on function and aesthetics

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harlington Upper School directly.

Last updated date: 02 November 2017
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Key information

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