GCSE Edexcel Art & Design - 3D Design (Graphics/Architecture)

Three-dimensional Design is concerned with the designing, prototyping, modelling or making of functional and aesthetic consumer products, interiors and architecture. Throughout this course, which at the Saffron Walden County High School is based predominantly on Architecture, students engage with appropriate processes, materials and construction techniques, using maquettes, models and working drawings to help take their initial ideas through to realisation.

Our students will experience how practitioners in industry would work, for example within a team environment in a large commercial manufacturing company, on a single aspect of the design or making process or work as freelance practitioners on commissions or self-directed projects through the learning that they experience. Our students are also supported to acquire good communication skills in order to liaise with clients and to promote themselves as designers and Architects.

This course consists of two projects: 60% - Personal portfolio coursework project and 40% - Externally set project. There is no written exam for this course