|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:||GCSE in resistant materials, graphic products or product design. Pass at grade 5 or|
above is recommended.
|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.|