Head of Department: Mr B Nisbett
Exam Board: AQA
This option involves the designing and making of products using a range of both traditional and contemporary materials and technologies. The students are encouraged to consider the needs of the consumer, manufacturer and not least the environment when designing solutions. They will develop the communication skills of drawing, modeling and verbal presentation alongside developing their creative and persistent approach to problem solving..
The specification aims to promote careful, thoughtful and skilful use of materials, principally wood, metals, plastics, composites, smart and modern materials to design lasting solutions to real world problems.
This course should be chosen by students considering careers in product design, architecture, automotive/transport design, many of the engineering fields such as civil engineering and mechanical engineering.
Possible career paths include:
Architecture, spatial design, interior design
Manufacturing technology in a particular material (such as plastics)
Research and development work
Furniture design and/or manufacture
Careers emphasising the need for problem solving skills and innovation
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