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Key Stage 5 - Product Design
Edexcel A Level Product Design (Graphic Product) is a one year course which is
structures around 4 units, 2 of which leads to the AS level a and the other 2
units leading to A2 level which combines to make the full GCE qualification.
The course encompasses a wide range of design disciplines, but it firmly rooted
in the skills required to design and make high quality products that are fit
for purpose, satisfy wants and needs.
Product Design emphasises two key
factors: CREATIVITY & SUSTAINABILITY and covers a wide range of activities based on
designing and making products that are manufactured using materials such as
wood, metal and plastics in many forms. As well as learning hand skills, pupils
will use a range of industrial processes to shape and form materials into
Each pupil will complete the
assessment for the GCSE is broken down into four sections; AS units 1 & 2
Unit 1 (Portfolio
of Creative Skills- Internal Assessment) This unit is worth 90 marks (60% of AS course) of the overall marks. This is the unit
where pupils produce one portfolio that contains evidence of product
investigation, product design and product manufacture. They have to produce
photographic evidence of the product they have made.
Unit 2 Design & Technology in
Practice- External Assessment). This unit is
worth 70 marks (40% of AS course) of
the overall marks and is a written exam
unit focuses on developing knowledge and understanding of a wide range of
materials and processes used in the field of design and technology. You will
learn about industrial and commercial practices and the importance of quality
checks, and the health and safety issues that have to be considered. What
pupils learn in this unit will be applied during the design and make activities
subject requires you to establish a project focus and design a product that
meets the need of a target client. Y.
will have 45 hours to complete your internal assessment; your exam
is 1 1/2 hours long.
choose this GCSE at MIS?
who has completed a Design & Technology GCSE project at KS4 by making useful products using a variety of
tools and manufacturing processes;
person who is more motivated by seeing their ideas come to life in a working
individual who can organise their time to produce an interesting and relevant design
student who has enjoyed and found success in the subject at Key Stage 4!
How you will
do this GCSE
In year one…
course will be broken down into a number of stages:
o Skills Building and Project Assignment One
Two and Assignment Three
are many benefits in choosing AS Product Design at GCSE, they include:
your practical skills
you decide to follow a career related to this subject or not, having confidence
when carrying out a practical task is a life skill that will always be of great
use to you in the future
about effective time management
The world of work will require you to
meet deadlines on a regular basis as you move on in your chosen career. A GCSE
in Design and Technology will help to enhance your organisational skills and
make you a more self-motivated individual.
your knowledge of how products are made
In order for you to
become a better informed consumer so that you can make decisions about the
products you use, buy and maybe even design you need to understand how these
products are manufactured. A GCSE in DT aims to make you aware of the factors and
issues surrounding the industry of product design.
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