Design & Technology
Course Title: Three-Dimensional Design
Course Level: GCSE
Three-dimensional design is defined as the design, prototyping and modelling or making of primarily functional and aesthetic products, objects, and environments, drawing upon intellectual, creative and practical skills.
Pupils will learn how to form, shape and join a range of materials including, wood, plastics and metals, using a range of equipment including CAD/CAM. Using these skills they will design and make products based upon design briefs.
The GCSE consists of two components as follows. In Component 1 (portfolio) students develop responses to initial starting points, project briefs or specified tasks and realise intentions informed by research, the development and refinement of ideas and meaningful engagement with selected sources. Responses will include evidence of drawing for different purposes and needs and written annotation. In Component 2 (externally set assignment) students respond to a starting point provided by AQA.
Grading: 1 to 9
This qualification allows progression to “A” levels, further education and apprenticeships. The types of career paths available include product designers, automotive, engineering and construction trades.