CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY - KEY STAGE 5


3D Product Design


If you have enjoyed the challenge and innovation of GCSE Design Technology and would like to develop and sustain these skills, then this is the course for you. Product Design is a subject that provides the opportunity to study, propose and bring to life prototype solutions closely linked to the real world of product manufacture in a range of material areas. Some students lean towards particular areas such as resistant materials, textiles, graphics, or a combination of materials.

 

This course will encourage you to initiate design solutions and to develop, test and trial working models and prototypes. Using your imagination, innovation and flair, you will work with concepts and materials, developing an understanding of contemporary design and technological practices and consider the uses and effects of new technologies and modern materials.

 



Progression Opportunities
 

 

There are many different routes available after studying A Level Product Design. Product Design could take you into a variety of exciting career paths. Students have the opportunity to go on to studying degree courses in a wide range of design areas. The course will also provide students with valuable skills for practical apprenticeships.
 

All of the following careers can be accessed through taking Product Design as an A Level: Product Designer, Furniture Designer, Engineering, Automotive Design, Graphic Designer, Set Designer, Interior Designer, Architect, Marketing Consultant, Advertising, Jewellery Designer, Exhibition and Retail Designer, Image Consultant, Animator, Web and Media Designer, Illustrator and Model Maker. All products are designed by someone - why not you?

 

Study methods
 

Unit 1 "Materials, components and application" is the academic part of year one. It introduces understanding materials, production processes and the impact of cost and design.


Unit 2 "Learning through designing and making" and is the practical coursework part of year one. You will work on your own design with a range of materials and media.
 

Unit 3 "Design and manufacture" this develops your overall appreciation of the relationship between the design and technology, or form and function. It is the academic part of year two.
 

Unit 4 "Design and making in practice" and is the practical coursework part of year two. You will design and make a product and record the processes you went through.


 

Method of Assessment

Portfolio and Exam.



AS Qualification

In the first year you'll have two assessments. A two-hour written paper accounts for 25% of your total marks. The coursework and your design portfolio account for another 25% of your marks.



A2 Qualification

Year two is the same. A two-hour written paper accounts for 25% of your marks and the coursework and your design portfolio account for the final 25% of your A Level marks.



Entry Recommendations

You should have at least a Grade C in one of the Design and Technology subjects, preferably Resistant Materials or Product Design, a background in art would also be beneficial.



Qualification


GCE A-Level Design and Technology: Product Design (3D)


Awarding Body AQA



Programme of Study


First Year Units - AS Qualifications


Unit 1 "Materials, components and application"


Unit 2 "Learning through designing and making"



Second Year Units - A2 Qualifications


Unit 3 "Design and manufacture"


Unit 4 "Design and making in practice"
 


Food Technology


As a food technologist, you will be able to create foods that satisfy the increasing demand for meals which look fantastic, taste great and are marketable. It's a smart career choice too; people are always going to eat, so you could be part of a growth industry. During both years, there is a blend of classroom learning and practical learning-by-doing. In the first year (AS) course you will study materials and components, market influences and manufacturing processes. Practical work will include designing, making and launching a product. In the second year you will continue to learn about manufacturing through to marketing, whilst the practical sessions give you more experience at creating and testing new food ideas.



Progression Opportunities


Your A Level in Food Technology will prepare you for higher education and a rewarding career as a food technologist, food designer or nutritionist. Other possible career paths include social work, teaching or medicine.



Programme of Study


First Year Units - AS Qualifications


Unit 1 "Materials, components and application"


Unit 2 "Learning through designing and making"



Second Year Units - A2 Qualifications


Unit 3 "Design and manufacture"


Unit 4 "Design and making in practice"
 


Study methods


Unit 1 "Materials, components and application" is the academic part of year one. It introduces understanding materials, production processes and the impact of cost and design.


Unit 2 "Learning through designing and making" and is the practical, coursework part of year one. You will work on your own project applying your knowledge of design and manufacture.


Unit 3 "Design and manufacture" this develops your overall subject knowledge, you will also learn about food science, processes and manufacture. It is the academic part of year two.


Unit 4 "Design and making in practice" and is the practical coursework part of year two. You will create a food project and record the processes you went through.



Method of Assessment


Portfolio and Exam.



AS Qualification


In the first year, you will have two assessments. A two-hour written paper accounts for 25% of your total marks. The coursework and your design portfolio account for another 25% of your marks.



A2 Qualification


Year two is the same. A two-hour written paper accounts for 25% of your marks and the coursework and your design portfolio account for the final 25% of your A Level marks.



Entry Recommendations


You should have at least a Grade C in Food Technology, or alternatively a background in Chemistry or Biology may be considered.

Qualification Food Technology A Level

Awarding Body AQA
 

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