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Product Design (Resistant Material) at The Sixth Form College Colchester

Course description

The course is comprised of a three part coursework portfolio which covers Product Investigation, Product Design and Product Manufacture in three discreet areas. The portfolio is intended to develop the student's skills in examining product performance, materials and components, product manufacture, design and quality issues. There is also a written exam on the knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes.

In the second year there is the opportunity for the students to solve a problem of their own choice and manufature a working prototype.

The course is particularly suited to those intending to study or work in Engineering, Product Design or Industrial Design. 

Entry requirements

Entry level requirements are GCSE grade B (or 5) or above in Mathematics and Physics (or two sciences), as well as a grade C (or 4) or above in English or English Language. If Resistant Materials or CDT has been taken at GCSE, a minimum grade B must have been attained. The course can be taken with Graphical Communications. 

Further information

We do, in a small number of exceptional cases, consider late applicants , especially if there are extenuating circumstances.
Please contact our Admissions Team directly if you wish to explore this possibility further.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Sixth Form College Colchester directly.

Last updated date: 16 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS and A2 are each one acdemic year