Design and Manufacture
This subject is ideal for pupils who are creative, who have interest in design theory, enjoy sketching and rendering, and creating Computer based models and practical modelling. This course would suit pupils who are interested in any type of career within the design industry. Art and Design, Graphic Communication and Practical Craft Skills compliment Design and Manufacture.
The aims of the Course are to enable learners to develop:
♦ skills in design and manufacturing models, prototypes and products
♦ knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes and
♦ an understanding of the impact of design and manufacturing
technologies on our environment and society
The Course at Higher consists of two mandatory Units
Design and Manufacture: Design
This Unit covers the product design process from brief to a final design proposal. It allows them to develop an appreciation of design concepts and the various factors that influence the design of products.
Design and Manufacture: Materials and Manufacturing
This Unit covers the product design process from design proposals to prototype or product. In this unit the learner will manufacture their design ideas. It allows learners to develop practical skills that are invaluable in the design/make/test process. It helps them gain an appreciation of the properties and uses of materials as well as a range of manufacturing processes and techniques.
Assessment: Design and Manufacture
At Higher the added value will be assessed in the Course assessment.
The learner will draw on, extend and apply the skills and knowledge they have developed during the Course. These will be assessed through a combination of a project (70 marks) and a question paper (70 marks) the response will include a prototype or a completed product.
Design and Manufacture will be taught 5/6 periods per week, the majority of time spent in a design studio with a small amount of time spent in a workshop.