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GCSE Product design
Why study GCSE Product Design
Product Design is about all that surrounds us. It is a subject which encourages you to design and make products with creativity and originality in a variety of practical activities, using a range of materials and techniques. These products will then be evaluated and assessed for their commercial viability.
The examining board is AQA (Assessment and Qualification Alliance).The course is divided into two units.
Unit 1: The Written Paper. This is marked externally and taken in the June of each year.
Unit 2: The Controlled Task. A single design-and-make activity which begins in the last half of the summer term. You will design and make your own product in keeping with a design brief, set by the exam board and the teacher. You will also produce an e-portfolio, demonstrating research, designing, development, modeling, industrial practices, testing and quality control and evaluation.
Unit 1: The Written Paper. External Exam (40%)
Unit 2: The Controlled Assessment Task (60%)
You should have a passion for the design world, good visual communication skills and be interested in developing an understanding of the broad perspectives of the design world. Good at problem solving and have a basic ICT skills. You must be prepared to work in a group and independently. You must also have good time management and personal organization skills, these are essential if deadlines are to be met successfully.
The GCSE Product Design course allows you the freedom to express yourself in a structured environment through tasks which you will find engaging, stimulating and exciting. There are opportunities to embark on a diverse array of Post 16 studies and careers, these include, engineering, architecture, fashion, biomedical, video gaming platforms, and food production.
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