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Design and Technology is a highly valued A Level which develops the attitudes and abilities relevant to modern working practice.
It is accepted by Universities as an entrance subject and is a stepping stone to such future design careers as industrial, product, interior or graphic design, engineering, architecture, town planning etc.
It also gives valuable insight and experience for those wishing to pursue more practical careers in engineering or manufacturing.
Students in the sixth form follow the AQA course of Product Design (3-D Design). Over the two year course the coursework counts for 50% of the total marks while the exam make up the other 50%.
A level Product Design is split into four units:
- PROD 1 – Examination based
- PROD 2 – Multiple small scale projects and e-portfolio of evidence
- PROD 3 – Examination based
- PROD 4 – A single major project and e-portfolio of evidence
Design and Technology: Product Design 3D is a course that will open up a wide range of opportunities for those wishing to pursue a career in many design fields, but especially Product Design and Graphic Design. It can also offer access to Art Foundation courses and Higher Education in other areas within the design industry including Furniture Design, Marketing and Advertising.