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3D Design

Why study 3D Design?

Studying A Level Three Dimensional Design allows students the opportunity to develop personal responses and ideas in relation to a variety of briefs focusing on functional 3D outcomes.
Students will be encouraged to work in a variety of 3D media and will become proficient in using a variety of ceramic process such as throwing, hand building, slip casting and glazing techniques.

Extra-curricular aspects of the course

Manchester Gallery visits, Life Drawing, Opportunities' to work with local artists, regular trips to local exhibitions, bi-annual trip abroad.

Entry Requirements

Students considering this course will need to present a broad portfolio of Art and Design work showing ability and commitment. A minimum grade 6 or above in Art GCSE is required for all students opting for this course. Evidence of 3D work is desirable but not essential.

Higher Education and Careers

This qualification provides students with an Art and Design portfolio to support an application to Higher education as well as the practical skills required for employment with further training. Interior Design, Advertising, Computer Design, Animation, Architect, Media & TV, Product Design, Fashion Design, Theatre Design, Jewellery Design, Photography, Teacher, Craft design, Graphic Design, Textile Design, Sign writer/Sign maker, Video Design, Web Design, Technical Illustrator, Sculptor, Special effects, Makeup Artist.
Equipment required for the course

Lessons take place in specialist workshops and studios, with some equipment and materials provided to enable students to complete project work. Students will be expected to provide their own basic kit including sketch books, an A1 Art folder, drawing and painting materials and a memory stick.


At the beginning, middle and end of each project, students will receive written feedback and suggestions for how to improve their work in the next assignment. During the Summer Term of Year 13, students will work on their end of year show which will be displayed in the end of year exhibition.

Year 12
Students will use Year 12 to refine and develop their existing skill set. They will complete 2 projects from September - January and finish the year by completing a pre-public examination in preparation for their externally set assignment in Year 13.

Year 13 

A Level Assessment Units
Component 1: Personal Investigation
Maximum Raw Mark    96
Scaling Factor    X3
Maximum Scaled Mark    288
Component 2: Externally Set Assignment
Maximum Raw Mark    96
Scaling Factor    X2
Maximum Scaled Mark    192
Total Scaled Mark    48


For more information please contact 

Mrs Penny- Collings