Technology: Product Design (3D Design)

Technology: Product Design (3D Design)

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Project Description
Exam Board: AQA
About The Subject: This is a challenging course combining highly creative skills, practical making skills, materials knowledge and a broad understanding of the world of manufactured products. It builds on the experience of a GCSE in Design and Technology. You will carry out a series of design and making tasks in a range of materials to build up your skills, experience and understanding. You will also study materials and manufacturing issues in preparation for the exam component.
Course Content: Technical Principles: materials, production processes, finishes, digital manufacturing, health and safety, design issues, enterprise and marketing.

Designing and making principles: design theory, cultural impact, developments in technology, the design process, production planning.

Designing and making practice: skills based work developing designing and making skills.

Assessment: 50% written examination and 50% coursework.
College Entry Requirements: Minimum of 5 good grades at GCSE, including English and maths at a strong pass
Subject Specific Requirements: GCSE in resistant materials, graphic products or systems and control. Pass at grade B is recommended.
Career Links: This is a respected A level which builds thinking and problem solving as well as practical skills. It has obvious links with design-related, architecture and creative careers. It will also link well with business, marketing and engineering careers.