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Graphics Product Design A-Level at Rooks Heath High School

Course description

Students who enjoy Design Technology can stay on in the Sixth Form to study AS and A - Level Product Design – Graphic Products

The aims of the AS and A2 GCE in Design and Technology are to encourage students to:

  • make use of tacit knowledge and reflective practices in order to work with tasks that are challenging and often require definition develop and sustain their creativity and innovative practice
  • recognise and overcome challenges and constraints when working towards the production of high quality products
  • develop a critical understanding of the influences of the processes and products of design and technological activities and from a contemporary and historical perspective
  • draw on a range of skills and knowledge from other subject areas
  • draw on and apply knowledge, understanding and skills of production processes to a range of design and technology activities
  • develop an understanding of contemporary design and technology practices
  • use digital technologies and information handling skills to enhance their design and technological capability.
Students have to demonstrate the application and understanding of:
  • materials and component
  • industrial and commercial practice
  • quality
  • health and safety
  • systems and control
  • products/outcomes and application
Students are asked to complete portfolios which demonstrate skills in:
  • communication of ideas and information
  • evaluation of products
  • designing
  • planning
  • making.
The A level course follows the Edexcel specifications.

Entry requirements

6 or more GCSEs at grade C and above (including Maths and English Language)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rooks Heath High School directly.

Last updated date: 22 June 2015

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