This course allows you to explore the multi-faceted world of product design and manufacturing. Creativity is at the heart of this course and its combination with technology makes it exciting and dynamic.
Design and Manufacture provides you with skills in designing and communicating design proposals, allowing you to refine and resolve your design ideas effectively. The course stresses the integration of designing and making, highlighting the close relationship between designing, making, testing, and refining design ideas.
The skills you learn in this course give you a broad range of potential for jobs or careers; in the expressive arts, mathematics, science, information technology, as well as in craft, design, engineering and graphics.
To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:
This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:
The course comprises two areas of study.
The course assessment consists of two components totalling 200 marks (173 for the 2022-23 session):
For the project you will be asked to develop a solution to a complex design and manufacture task.
Both the question paper and the assignment are set and externally marked by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).
The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment.
The course assessment is graded A-D.
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