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Product Design – Graphic Products at Sir William Robertson Academy

Course description

AS/A Level Product Design - Graphic Products seeks to develop students’ knowledge, understanding, skills and application for designing products and develop their research, analysis, product development, project planning and evaluation skills. It encompasses a wide range of disciplines but is fi rmly rooted in the skills required to design and make high quality products that are fi t for purpose, satisfy wants and needs, enhance our day-to-day lives and, most importantly, give you the opportunity to demonstrate your design and technology capability.

The course emphasises two key factors: creativity and sustainability. Students are encouraged to explore ideas of originality and value, to question and challenge, to envisage what could be but equally to achieve the results that will progress their future career. The course structure allows students to develop a range of skills and outcomes at AS Level, which will demonstrate their creativity, and apply these to a design and make project at A2 level.

Lessons will be interactive and include a wide range of practical classroom activities; you will be expected to participate in both practical and theory elements of the course. Learning is aimed towards developing your individual creativity, independence, knowledge and skills. You will be taught the importance of independent work as well as working as part of a design team.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement to get on a full AdvancedLevel programme at Sir William Robertson Sixth Form is 5GCSE grades at A*-C including English and Maths.

We would also normally expect you to have at least a grade C at GCSE, where taken, in the subject or course you wishto take at Advanced Level.

Where the GCSE has not been taken, the Core and/or a related GCSE will be used todetermine suitability.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir William Robertson Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years