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3D Design

“3D Design has helped me to use and understand a range of
materials and the endless creative possibilities that they provide. The course will help me stand out at university interviews as my portfolio is so vast and technical it will give me the edge over” Kiera Year 12

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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 develop an awareness of the importance of consumers in Art and Design, as well as gain an understanding of the contribution of artists, craftspeople and designers to society and industry.
Students will be encouraged to work in a variety of 3D media to create outcomes related to ceramics, jewellery design, set/theatre design, paper cutting, architecture and 3D book design.

Extra-curricular aspects of the course
Manchester Gallery visits, Life Drawing, Opportunities' to work with local artists, Regular exhibitions, UCAS "Design your future", European trip available every academic year.

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. Students will be expected to pay a small studio fee for equipment in September to cover their Ceramic, Metal, plaster, casting slip, costs etc. This equipment is heavily discounted as it is purchased by the department.

At the 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