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3D Design A-Level Three Dimensional Design

Subject 3D Design

Exam Board AQA Specification Numbers

7205(c) 7205(x)

Teachers Responsible

S Williams, L Bassant

Introduction Students will have the experience of working towards a design brief where they will learn how to research, analyse and design objects or products. Students will develop their skills in using a range of materials, tools, techniques and machinery to successfully develop and communicate concepts and designs. This is a two-year linear course with two components: 1. A practical ‘Personal Investigation’ into a specific area of Three Dimensional Design with an academic written related study (60% of your final grade)

2. An Externally set Exam (structured around the skills, knowledge and understanding developed throughout the course) with an ‘early release’ question paper giving you time to fully prepare for the final practical exam at the end of the course (40% of your final grade) This qualification is the ‘gateway’ option to careers in the Creative Industries such as Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Product Design, Advertising and of course the many opportunities in the Film Industry. The wide-ranging portfolio that you are required to produce to gain a high grade in 3D Design is the ideal portfolio to gain entry into Higher Education. After that, a career into any one of the Creative Industries; one of the UK’s fastest-growing industries around £115.9 Billion per year. That’s £13.2 million per hour! AO1: Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding AO2: Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops AO3: Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress AO4: Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections between visual and other elements Architecture, product design, industrial design, car/transport design, interior design, smart interior designer/installation, theatre/stage design, retail and exhibition design, structural engineer, model making, town planning, landscape architecture, fashion, jewellery, makeup and textiles design, game product designer, ceramic product design, advertising, film and TV set design.

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Entry Requirement Grade 4 in 3D Design, Art & Design or Fine Art GCSE Grade 4 in Product Design/Resistant Materials GCSE


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