A Level Three Dimensional Design
Exam Board: AQA Art and Design Three Dimensional Design
Unit 1: Coursework Portfolio 60%
Candidates are required to produce a portfolio of experimental design work which will include one full project that could potentially have a number of three dimensional outcomes. Emphasis for the first term is on developing new skills. Over the course of the year they will learn how to be more inventive and start to develop their own approach to the design process. The starting point for the portfolio is usually a departmental visit to an interesting location or museum in order to take inspiration for their project.
Unit 2: Controlled Test 40%
Candidates are given a set of themes as a starting point by the exam board. Using one of these themes they will develop their ideas to create an idea for a building, product or piece of furniture. They will have a 5 hour practical exam to produce a scale model or final piece.
A2 Level :
Unit 1: Personal Investigation 60%
The A2 course recognises that candidates are now mature and independent designers. Candidates are now required to write their own brief for a major project which will be tailored to their future career interests. At the end of the two years candidates will exhibit all the design work they have produced across the two years.
Unit 2: Controlled Assignment 40%
In this unit the candidate will choose a starting point which is set by the examination board. They will plan and prepare an idea to produce in a final 15 hour practical exam. Alongside all practical work completed during the A Level course Candidates are required to produce a research document or sketchbook for each project.
Exams and Assessment
Mock practical exam and final 15 hour exam over 3 days to build their final piece.
Teachers and Teaching
Project based learning, self-directed briefs tailored to your own career choices, research lessons, idea generation and visionary thinking, experimentation, modelling, group work, practical skills, project management. Course teacher is Mr J.Earley.
University Courses and Careers
Students can go onto study anything from medicine to law to all areas of Architecture and Design. Career progression can include: product design, model making, interior design, architecture, furniture design and sculpture.