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This is a new course which has been built on the success of the previous BTEC Design, which has been running for several years and achieving great success, both in its results and the work students are producing. In this course students build upon what they did in year 9 and explore the subject in more detail, further developing their skills in drawing, designing, making and computer aided design.
This is mainly a graphics course with model making which allows students to fully experience what design has to offer and produce appropriate outcomes whether visually or 3-dimensional. Again it is based around the theme of Urban Design and Architecture with an element of product design thrown it.
In this course they start with a simple concept design project which involves the construction of a scale model of a public litter bin, which is in the similar vein as the bollard in year 9 and which leads onto the more detailed and complex bus shelter. At the same time students explore design and what it means and these concepts build toward the main graphic project based around city regeneration and the town of Harchester, which was introduced in year 9.
The students produce logo designs, leaflets and posters, but the main focus is the regeneration of Harchester, which is the culmination of all these skills, approaches and knowledge in the pursuit of a design solution which is appropriate and creative.