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Product Design: Resistant Materials at The Burgate School and Sixth Fom centre

Course description

AS level Product Design has two elements:

  1. within the first element you will produce one portfolio with three distinct sections which will demonstrate your creativity and flair when investigating, designing and making products. Different products are chosen for the three distinct sections as you are asked to carry out three small, focused tasks which build up to provide a detailed portfolio of your skills.
  2. Within the second element you will develop a knowledge and understanding of a wide range of materials and processes used in the field of design and technology, along with industrial and commercial practices, and the importance of quality control.

Entry requirements

  • At least six A*- C grades at GCSE, including English Language and a grade B in a suitable Design and Technology subject or by negotiation supported by a portfolio of related work.
  • A creative nature and a genuine enthusiasm for designing and making products are essential assets, coursework can be demanding of energy and time.

Future opportunities

This is a respected and sought after A level providing a good foundation for a range of courses in higher education especially those that involve design. Careers opportunities include Advertising , Architecture, Automotive, Aerospace, Engineering, Exhibition design, Film/Set Design, Marketing, Model Making, Product Design, Teaching, Web design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Burgate School and Sixth Fom centre directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September