Britain has always produced some the world’s greatest designers. It may be Alec Issigonis and the Mini or Mike Ive and the iMac, the design and manufacture of quality products is essential to the countries economy.
Why a Creative Education?
We now live in an ever changing world and our lives are shaped by the visual culture and technology we experience every day. The way new products work and how they look form a vital part of our lives. An understanding of this is vital Our future success lies in the creative and original use of new technologies. New careers are in the knowledge based economy and new creative industries. A creative education gives the opportunity for students to explore their imagination and express themselves, using both traditional and the latest digital techniques.
AQA Product Design
Unit 1 – PROD1 Materials, Components and Application
50% of AS – 2 hour written paper
Based primarily on Materials and Components and consisting of three sections.
Unit 2 – PROD2 Learning Through Designing and Making
50% of AS, 25% of A Level – Coursework
You will be set a number of short design make projects
Unit 3 – PROD3 Design and Manufacture
25% of A Level – 2 hour written paper
Based primarily on Design and Manufacture and consisting of two sections
Candidates answer three questions: one question from three in each section, plus a final question from either section.
Unit 4 – PROD4 Design and Making Practice
25% of A Level – Coursework
Candidates submit evidence of a substantial designing and making activity, which is of their own choice.