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Design Technology (3D Design, Textiles & Graphics)

Mission Statement

Developing passionate, ethical and creative, designers and manufacturers.

The current Product Design A-level is to be replaced by two alternate courses for students choosing to study DT from September 2022. Students already studying DT at A-level will continue to complete the Product Design A-level identified at the bottom of this section. The new opportunities are:

Three Dimensional Design A-level

The WJEC Eduqas A level in Art and Design has been designed to provide engaging and innovative creative learning experiences, where art, craft and design practice is meaningfully integrated with theoretical knowledge and understanding. This specification provides learners with opportunities to develop a broad foundation of critical, practical and theoretical skills that offers learners a holistic understanding of a range of practices and contexts in the visual arts, crafts and design fields, culminating in greater specialism and achievement. Whichever title or combination of endorsed titles is followed, the specification encourages creativity, sustained investigation and analysis, experimentation, and design and making as a means of developing technical and expressive skills. It gives learners the opportunity to follow a programme of study which extends experience and personal response as well as developing imagination and critical and reflective thinking. The ability to innovate, adapt and work independently, which underlies all aspects of the specification, is valued by higher education and employers alike.

Three-Dimension Design covers a particularly wide range of activities;

  • Furniture design
  • Prototyping with mixed materials
  • Metal fabrication
  • Computer aided design and manufacture
  • Product design
  • Environmental design
  • Architectural design

Students are assessed using the Assessment Objectives provided by the exam board.

Textile Design A-level

The WJEC Eduqas A level in Art and Design has been designed to provide engaging and innovative creative learning experiences, where art, craft and design practice is meaningfully integrated with theoretical knowledge and understanding. This specification provides learners with opportunities to develop a broad foundation of critical, practical and theoretical skills that offers learners a holistic understanding of a range of practices and contexts in the visual arts, crafts and design fields, culminating in greater specialism and achievement. Whichever title or combination of endorsed titles is followed, the specification encourages creativity, sustained investigation and analysis, experimentation, and design and making as a means of developing technical and expressive skills. It gives learners the opportunity to follow a programme of study which extends experience and personal response as well as developing imagination and critical and reflective thinking. The ability to innovate, adapt and work independently, which underlies all aspects of the specification, is valued by higher education and employers alike.

Possible areas of study within Textile Design include;

  • Fashion
  • Costume
  • Digitally or traditionally printed and/or dyed fabrics, garments and materials
  • Interior design
  • Constructed textiles (knitted, woven, embellished or combined with other materials)
  • Textile installation
  • Accessories

Students are assessed using the Assessment Objectives provided by the exam board.

Graphic Communication A-Level

Full details will be available in the Course Brochure on Thursday 9th November. 

A digital textbook is provided to students during their course of study.