"This is a great subject and is leading me towards my future career in Architecture. Learning about structures that surround me, how they are designed, their advantages and disadvantages in our world and how we can make them better is just so interesting." Student

The future for all of us is based on Technology and Design; join this course and find out what this popular design phrase means and who said it!  Discuss the validity of this statement, and create your own iconic design, and phrase.

Course Content

Design is everywhere - opportunities are endless, and literally shape the world around you.  This is an exciting opportunity to develop and enjoy the creative aspect of design within an enjoyable and stimulating course whilst allowing your innovative style to take root. Opportunities for design are closely linked to the real world of product manufacture, and have a three-dimensional outcome. Product Design has many strands and leads to so many vocational paths. This country really needs, now more than ever, fantastic designers to lead the pathway in innovation.  This subject builds on the experience of GCSE and allows you to further your design education.

You will study design knowledge, and learn to use manufacturing skills, propose prototype and concept solutions to designing situations.  You will use a range of graphic and resistant materials.  Opportunities for design are closely linked to the real world of product manufacture, and have a 3D and 2D outcome.

Where the course leads

All design related Further Education and Degree level courses.  Vocational, Apprentice and employment opportunities; Art and Design, Architecture, Naval Architecture and Boat design, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Craft Production, Planing, Marine Engineering, Graphic Design, Animation, Product Design, Computer Aided Design, Civil Engineering, Town Planning, Ecological careers, Industrial Design, Car Design and Media Presentation, Animation, Pure Graphic Design and Marketing.

Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in the following GCSE subjects: Graphic Products, Resistant Materials, Product Design, Engineering, Food Technology, Textiles, Business or Art and Design.  Other GCSEs will be considered.

Course Contact

Mrs S Samuel

Technology Subject Leader