Product Design at Shireland is a core subject, in this case all students have the opportunity to study a subject with a breadth of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) related components giving students the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the functioning world around them.

The course incorporates a range of learning activities which include CAD (Computer Aided Manufacture), transferable key skills such as the use of Microsoft products, and the development of a broad range of technical manufacturing skills.



COURSE OVERVIEW:

  • Prepare to work confidently and successfully in an increasingly technological world.
  • To work creatively when designing and making, and to apply technical and practical expertise.
  • Develop a physical product that is realised through the use of materials such as woods, metals, plastics, electronics, textiles and smart materials, alongside learning about taught areas such as material science, inclusive design, sustainability and much more

WHAT CAN PRODUCT DESIGN LEAD TO?

 

  • Product Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Project Management

Apprenticeships in the following areas:

  • Constructions
  • Mechanics
  • Engineering

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

The course is two years and is structured to include a coursework element and examined element.

Component 1:
50% of the GCSE is attained by completing a coursework project which includes a portfolio and physical manufactured product.

Component 2:
50% of the GCSE is attained through an exam, the exam tests your subject knowledge and the creative drawing skills students have developed over the two years.

WHAT SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

  • Creativity
  • Planning
  • Evaluation
  • Problem-solving
  • Teamwork
  • Communication