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Key Stage 5

AQA GCE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY: PRODUCT DESIGN 3D

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

This specification has been designed to encourage students to take a broad view of design and technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing. The specification provides students with the opportunity to design and make a product in both years of the course. assessment criteria in an effort to assimilate into the major project at A2 the most useful aspects of the

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

This will be in a group of 8 to 10 students.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? AS Examinations

Unit 1 – PROD1 Materials, Components and Application

50% of AS, 25% of A Level

2 hour written paper

80 marks

Unit 2 – PROD2 Learning Through Designing and Making

50% of AS, 25% of A Level

Coursework – approx 50 hours

80 marks

Unit 3 – PROD3 Design and Manufacture

25% of A Level

2 hour written paper

84 marks

Unit 4 – PROD4 Design and Making Practice

25% of A Level

Coursework – approx 60 hours

85 marks

AS + A2 = A Level
 

FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES WITH PRODUCT DESIGN

Not only does this course give students outstanding experience in designing and making in new exciting way, it opens up a range of possibilities on leaving school in careers such as:

Architecture, Advertising, Fashion Design, Graphic Designer, Web Design, Typographer, Interior Design, Jeweller, Ceramicist, Product Engineer, Furniture Designer, Packaging, Communications, Film, Software, Transport, Product Engineering, Landscape, etc.

The subject gives students a firm grounding in the skills of creativity problem-solving, communication and ICT which would apply to all careers. In a time when employers look for people who can add value, this is the subject that could give students their USP.

The aim of the course is to encourage students to take a broad view of design and technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing. 

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