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Design & Technology (3D Product Design) AS/A2 at Notley High School and Braintree sixth form

Course description

This course is designed to encourage students to take a broad view of design and technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, manufacture and marketing.Students produce a written or electronic design portfolio and manufactured outcomes.

Through study and first hand experience in practical work, students gain an understanding of the physical and mechanical properties of a broad range of materials and components. Coursework projects provide the opportunity for students to learn about the use of computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacture (CAM). Through the study and detailed analysis of a wide range of products, students begin to develop an understanding of broader issues for the designer such as environmental sustainability, ergonomics and consumer safety.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to take this course will not necessarily be expected to have completed a GCSE in Design Technology.  However they will require a range of GCSEs and some will be at B grade.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Notley High School and Braintree sixth form directly.

Last updated date: 31 March 2015

Key information

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