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Product Design

Subject Description

Product Design provides exciting opportunities to design and make useful products that satisfy a real need. Products can be made in Resistant or Graphic Materials depending on the option followed. In either option students will develop a knowledge and understanding of industrial manufacturing techniques used to produce various products. Both options make extensive use of the sixth forms excellent ICT and CAD/CAM facilities. The assessment for the course involves examinations and coursework projects. Both options have the same structure although the content of the examination differs according to the option.

Future Destinations:

There is a wide variety of careers and university courses available to students, for example:

• All types of Engineering;
• Architecture;
• Draughtsperson;
• Stage and Lighting Design;
• Product Design;
• Graphic Designer;
• Advertising.

Qualification:

A Level

Exam Board:

Edexcel

Entry Requirements:

Essential:
Grade 4 English, Grade 4 Maths,
Grade 4 IT
Desirable:
Grade 5 IT or Computing

Content and Assessment Breakdown:

Unit One

Portfolio of Creative Skills

Unit Two

Design and Technology in Practice

Unit Three

Design for the Future

Unit Four

Commercial Design

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