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D&T: Product Design Why choose this subject? Use this opportunity to develop your designing, project management and making skills. You can progress from any Design and Technology GCSE– Resistant Materials, Systems and Control, Graphics or Textiles to develop high quality products in any material. Discover too the role of the designer and design in modern technology. Entry requirements:

C grade in a Design and Technology subject such as Resistant Materials, Systems and Control, Graphics or Textiles.

Combine this course with:

Electronics, Physics, Maths, Art, History, English Literature, Maths, Physics, Computing, Music, BusinessStudies,.

Useful if you go on to:

If you intend a career in a Design discipline such as Product Design, Furniture Design or Architecture. Alternatively it is a useful addition if you wish to go into an engineering discipline such as Aeronautics, Medical Engineering, Music Technology or Broadcasting, Media and Advertising, Building, Teaching, Science, and Computing. The central skills of designing, project management and materials knowledge are beneficial to a wide range of careers.

Course Description AS Level D & T Product Design (EDEXCEL) The course structure offers the opportunity for candidates to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of technological problems and their solutions. Students are expected to seek out real design problems and formulate appropriate design solutions of sufficient complexity to satisfy the demands of an Advanced Subsidiary course. The course consists of two units to be completed during the year. Unit 1

A portfolio of skills with three parts – 60%of the ASmarks. a) Product Investigation: Investigating a commercially available product. b) Product Design: Designing a product. c) Making: Making a high quality product.

Unit 2

Design and Technology in Practice : Written examination – 40%of the ASmarks.

Time will be set aside for developing good examination practice through the use of model answers and accessto the mark scheme. A2 Level D&T Product Design (EDEXCEL) The course structure sets aside the first two terms to develop previously submitted design problems into a three dimensional project. Students are expected to seek out real design needs and to formulate workable solutions. The design projects should be of a suitable level to stretch the student’s ability and make full use of the evaluation marking scheme. This work should be sufficiently completed to satisfy the demands of an advanced course. The course consists of two units to be completed during the year : Unit 3

Designing for the Future: Written Examination – 40%of the A2 marks.

Unit 4

Commercial Design: Designing and Making a viable product. – 60%of the A2 marks.

The work in unit 3 will enable candidates to develop good examination practice through the use of model answers and accessto the mark scheme.


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