Why study Materials Technology?
Three-Dimensional Design is defined here as the design, prototyping and modelling or making of primarily functional and aesthetic consumer products, objects and environments.
Learners must explore, acquire and develop skills, knowledge and understanding through
the application of techniques and processes specific to their chosen area(s) of study of Three- Dimensional Design.
Learners must explore practical and relevant critical and contextual sources such as the work of historical and contemporary three-dimensional designers and the different purposes, intentions and functions of three-dimensional design as appropriate to their own work.
Learners must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and understanding through area(s) of study relevant to Three-Dimensional Design.
What will I learn?
Learners must demonstrate the ability to work creatively with processes and techniques appropriate to the chosen area(s) of study such as: computer-aided design, model making, prototyping, constructing, assembling. An understanding of the relationship between form and function is essential.
- Learners are required to demonstrate the knowledge:
- Designing and developing
- Making, Evaluating.
How will I be assessed?
The GCSE (9–1) has TWO components:
Learners should produce:
Component 01: Portfolio
A portfolio of practical work showing their personal response to either a centre or learner set starting point, brief, scenario or stimulus.
The portfolio is 60% of your overall grade.
Component 02: Externally set task
The early release paper will be issued in January each year and will provide learners with five themes, each with a range of written and visual starting points and stimuli.
A response should be based on one of these options. Worth 40% of your overall grade.
What can I do after I’ve completed the course?
- Any level 3 Art and Design and Course at College
- Following on from college, students have gone on to study applied arts, fine art, graphics, illustration, fashion/textiles, interior & 3D design, photography and visual communication
For more information please contact Mr Sharp at the Academy on 01384 253722