This is A level course is offered on to Bilborough Sixth Form College students but is delivered at Fernwood School – just a few minutes ride away in the college mini-bus!
AS/A Level Product Design is a subject that provides the opportunity to study, propose and bring to life prototype solutions closely linked to the real world of product manufacture in a range of material areas. Some students leant towards the particular areas such as resistant materials, textiles, graphics, or a combination of materials.
Set your imagination free – this course will encourage you to initiate design solutions and to develop, test and trial working models and prototypes. Using your imagination, innovation and flair, you will work with concepts and materials, developing an understanding of contemporary design and technological practices and consider the uses and effects of new technologies and modern materials.
To study Product Design at Bilborough, you need a minimum grade C/4 or above in Maths GCSE, and you must have achieved at least a grade B/5 in a Technology subject at GCSE. To succeed, you will need a genuine interest in design and practical applications and be confident in sketching and presentation.
This course follows the OCR specification and can be read in more detail atwww.ocr.org.uk
Some questions students ask about this subject
What are class sizes like?
Class sizes are limited to 16.
Where will the lessons take place?
Fernwood School, Goodwood Rd., Wollaton, NG8 2FT. This is a local secondary school (11-16), that is situated nearby the Bilborough campus.
Will I have to purchase materials?
You will be expected to provide your own drawing materials and equipment, but the basic materials needed for construction will be provided. However, depending on what is to be manufactured or the scale of the products, students may have to contribute to, or source their own materials.