|Key Stage||Title||Department||Level||Exam Board|
|KS5||A-level Product Design||Technology & Art||A-level (17/18)||AQA|
GCSE Grade B in a Design Technology subject : Product Design, Resistant Materials or Engineering.
GCSE Grade 6 (B) in Mathematics and Science as these areas will be tested in the examinations and applied during NEA units.
This course targets those who will be looking at a career in engineering and product design and are keen to develop and apply their interest, skills and expertise further. During the first year of the course students will be taught the core technical, designing and manufacturing principles and additional specialist knowledge. Areas include material science and applications, manufacturing techniques, CADCAM skills and how new technologies influence design. Students will carry out a number of design & practical pieces of work in a range of materials and this evidence will be collated in a portfolio for assessment purposes.
This course is designed to enhance those skills that many universities and employers look for in any prospective candidate i.e. the ability to effectively analyse problems and situations, develop realistic proposals and strategies, carry a project through to a conclusion, meet deadlines and work to a budget. Students will have access to the faculty’s excellent CAD-CAM equipment including a computer controlled lathe, 3D printer, milling machine, large printer-plotter, laser cutters and CNC router.
All Students will be expected to work independently, work to and write design briefs, develop their own designs and produce detailed design portfolios, models and prototypes.
The Russell Group universities view D&T as a ‘useful advanced level qualification’ for studying engineering and material sciences’.
AS units in Year 12 % of AS
Unit 1 Materials and Components exam 50%
Unit 2 Non-Examination assessment 50%
A level units in Year 13 % of A level
Unit 1 & 2 Examinations 50%
Unit 3 Non-Examination assessment 50%
3D product design is an excellent choice for anyone considering a career in any field of design & technology, eq. engineering, product design, graphic design, furniture design, car design, architecture etc.
Mr Fay c/o Mrs A Herman (Headteacher's PA)
Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900