Design & Technology
COURSE LEADER: Mr Saumarez
This course is for students who wish to continue their Design and Technology studies to focus on Product Design & Technology. Product Design uses a range of materials including resistant materials, textiles, graphics and electronics. The aim of the subject is to “Design and Make a product for a Target Market” using the appropriate materials for that product and target market.
This creative course offers enormous satisfaction to those students who are keen to express their ideas and who are ready to meet the challenge of a detailed study of Design.
There are many different Design and Technology disciplines, ranging from footwear to automotive design. This course requires an ability to visualise, sketch, draw and produce models to communicate proposed solutions. A’ level design encourages an awareness of economic, social, political, cultural, aesthetic and environmental issues relating to life around us.
Grade 5 or above in Design and Technology at GCSE but case by case.
This course would form a good basis for further study in Design. For instance, combined with Mathematics and Sciences to lead to Manufacturing, Engineering and Architecture Degree courses, or with the arts to provide a foundation for Product, Fashion, Graphic or Interior Design.