Design & Technology

Graphic Products

This course has been designed to encourage students to be able to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of graphic and modelling materials. 

Students will work independently on specifically designed mini projects at the start of the course. This will enable them to gain relevant and transferable experience. Students are encouraged to learn through examples to use, understand and apply colour and design, to develop spatial concepts, and to understand graphic materials and their manipulation. They will design and make products using graphic media and new technologies. This experience prepares them for further education and the world of work. 

Our course is designed to foster an awareness of the need to consider sustainability and the environmental impact of designing. The end product/s in the final year of study will need to be commercially viable.

Key stage 4

At Key Stage 4  the course runs over two years and is divided into two areas: Unit 1 & Unit 2, as shown below

Graphic Products (4552)

Unit one

Written paper: 2 hours (120 marks) 40%. Examination based on pre-released materia

Unit two

Design and making practice: approximately 45 hours (90 marks) 60%. Consists of a single design and make activity selected from a range of board set tasks.

This course provides an excellent route into GCE Product Design, Interactive Media and prepares students to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices

Resistant Materials

This course encourage students to be able to design and make products using a range of materials and techniques. Students will work independently on a range of practical activities at the start of the course and throughout key stage three designed to develop relevant skills required in the design and make process.

A working knowledge of woods, metals, plastics and composite materials are developed during the course, but other materials may be used in addition. The use of new technologies is encouraged in this course as they link directly with Engineering and other appropriate sectors.

This course is designed to foster awareness amongst candidates, of the need to consider sustainability and environmental impact of their designing.

Key Stage 4 Resistant Materials Technology (4562)

The course runs over two years and is divided into two areas: Unit 1 & Unit 2, as shown below.

Unit one

Written paper: 2 hours (120 marks) 40% Examination based on pre-released material

Unit two

Design and making practice: approximately 45 hours (90 marks) 60% A single design and make activity selected from a range of board set tasks.

This course provides an excellent route into related sectors such as manufacturing and engineering. It prepares students to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.

 

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