The 3D Product Design course covers many important aspects of design technology and 3D design. It includes both modern and traditional techniques. This A Level course offers units in jewellery design, furniture design, architectural design and product design and students go on to study their own independent projects. This is an exciting and creative course that will inspire and excite you.
Minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 including Maths and English. Art or design technology GCSE grade 4 or above. Art and design portfolio may be required at interview.
Links with Kevin Bassam Jewellery for work experience. James Newman Jewellery and Lloyds Jewellery also offer employment links. We are developing links with blacksmith forging and Cadbury World, and hope to include furniture design companies and architecture establishments in the future.
Possible progression routes include jewellery and design master classes, Crafts BA (Hons) Degree at Staffordshire University and 3D Product Design Degree at Coventry University.
On-going classroom assessment by teacher. Assessment weeks during the year with mock practical element. Grades accumulate a score out of 100 at the end of the year.
Several mini projects leading to own creative project and written element which is 60% of final grade.
15-hour practical exam in year 2 which is 40% of grade.
- Technical drawing skills
- Computer aided design skills
- Workshop skills including health and safety
- Jewellery project
- Furniture project
- Architecture project
- Public sculpture project
- Own creative development project