Whether you have thought about it or not, Design is part of everyday life. We use millions of products to make our lives easier and it is the role of the Designer to provide solutions to our problems.
The first year of the GCE course will be spent developing the skills and knowledge necessary to design and make products suitable for the Design Market. You will explore and develop ideas and learn the correct 3D processes needed to create pieces of work. During the second year of the course you will focus on how to build on the skills you have developed and explore your knowledge of production.
- Broad range of materials and components
- Setting realistic aims and objectives
- Evaluating design and consumer need
- Environmental sustainability of products
- Health and safety issues
- Computer aided design (CAD)
- Computer aided manufacture (CAM)
- Ergonomics and anthropometrics
- Hand and commercial processing
- Understanding the Design process
- Studying Designers and Artists
Students will gain all the necessary skills to progress on to a degree in Product Design or building a career in Design, such as industrial design, 3D design, furniture design, textile design, stage design, computer aided design and many more.
In order to succeed in Design and Technology, students must be independent learners and be able to work on projects inside and outside of the classroom.