Mr N Hughson
Mr J Martin
The Course provides a broad practical introduction to design, materials and manufacturing processes. It provides opportunities for learners to gain skills in both designing and in communicating design proposals. It allows learners to explore the properties and uses of materials and to make models and prototypes of products.
The course combines elements of creativity and designing for aesthetic or visual impact with a requirement to consider a products function and performance. It will consider the life cycle of a product from its inception through design, manufacturing and use.
The Course is practical, exploratory and experiential in nature. It combines elements of creativity and designing for aesthetic or visual impact with a requirement to consider a product’s function and performance. The Course allows learners to consider the various factors that impact on a product’s design. It will consider the life cycle of a product from its inception through design, manufacture and use.
Students will be assessed on the quality of the finished folios they will create throughout the year as well as their ability in sketching, 3d modelling and rendering. Pupils will also be assessed on the quality and accuracy of the finished products they will design and make out of a range of materials.
Homework is inherent within the course and relates to the ability to enhance and boost course knowledge of design factors, manufacturing processes and materials.