The product design specification has been designed to encourage candidates to take a broad view of design and technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products, and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, and manufacturing.
In the first year students will combine theoretical content with practical applications in order to develop their design and manufacturing skills. This will include working on short projects (mini NEA) within Year 12 to develop design, CAD, and manufacturing skills in preparation for the final NEA work. The range of projects will give students the opportunity to explore and experiment with different materials, techniques, and processes. The use of mathematical skills is a key requirement, and is tested in the written examination.
In the second year, students will complete a design and make prototype task alongside an understanding of the processes and procedures of designing and manufacturing principles. This will further develop the knowledge and practical skills from year one and is an opportunity for students to challenge themselves as a designer. This creative and stimulating qualification gives students the practical skills, theoretical knowledge, and confidence to succeed in a number of careers such as becoming an architecture, product designer, interior designer, graphic design, product manager.
Over the two years students will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a designer and the way in which the design industry runs.
Mr A Hamflett
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