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Product Design : Graphics A Level at The Trinity Catholic School

Course description

1 Portfolio of Creative Skills
Coursework - 60% of AS, 30% of A-Level
2 Design and Technology In Practice
Examination - 40% of AS, 20% of A-Level
Unit 1
There are 3 parts to this section:
- Product Investigation (20% of AS, 10% of A-Level)
- Designing (20% of AS, 10% of A-Level)
- Making (20% of AS, 10% of A-Level)
The Product Investigation is a research task. The Designing section includes
skills like isometric, orthographic as well as CAD skills like Adobe Photoshop
and Solidworks and CAM skills like the laser cutter and 3D printer. The
Making sections is a hands on modelling section where various materials and
processes are used including board and plastics.
Unit 2
A 1 1/2 hour exam taken at the end of Year 12
Key skills include:
- Materials and components
- Card, metal, wood, plastic
- Industrial and commercial practice
- CAD, CAM, isometric, orthpgraphic, nets, scales of production, forming
techniques, printing processes
- Quality Assurance
- Health and Safety

3 Designing for the Future
Written examination - 40% of A2, 20% of A-Level
4 Commercial Design
Coursework - 60% of A2, 30% of A-Level
Unit 3
A 1 1/2 hour exam taken at the end of Year 13
Key skills include:
- Systems and control
- Manufacturing systems, flowcharts, automated production
- Industrial and commercial practice
- ICT in industry
- Design in Context
- Technology in society, influences in design, form and function,
anthropometrics and ergonomics
- Sustainability
- Product life cycle, cleaner products, waste, sources of energy, social
considerations, moral considerations, economic considerations
- All AS areas
Unit 4
One coursework project that must contain a 2D and 3D element.
Students can choose from one of the following:

Conceptual Design
Packaging design
Product/industrial design
Point of sale display
Vehicle design

Built Environment
Interior design
Exhibition design
Theatre sets
Garden design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Trinity Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 05 November 2014

Key information

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